Additional Casting Announced for “Love, Loss and What I Wore” – August and September
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
ADDITIONAL CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR
“ L O V E , L O S S, A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
VICTORIA CLARK, SANDY DUNCAN, ADRIANE LENOX,
STACY LONDON, ALLISON MACK, KATE MULGREW
AND MORE JOIN UPCOMING CASTS
New York, NY (7/12/2010) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today the full August and September casts of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Jayne Houdyshell (Well; Love, Loss, and What I Wore’s March cast), Tony Award-winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt), Allison Mack (CW’s “Smallville”), Kate Mulgew (“Star Trek”) and Kristine Nielsen (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) will join the August cast (July 28 – August 29). In September (September 1 – October 3), Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Drama Desk Award-winner Sandy Duncan (Peter Pan), “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Nancy Giles and TV personality Stacy London (host of TLC’s “What Not To Wear”) join the cast of the hit Off Broadway show.
Loss, and What I Wore opened in October 2009 and has been playing to sold-out houses at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street), where it’s broken all box office records and will soon celebrate its one-year anniversary. Directed by Karen Carpenter, this collection of stories is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, Love, Loss, and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.
The production, which was recently honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award, is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in four-week cycles. Members of the rotating cast have included Samantha Bee, Kristin Chenoweth, Tyne Daly, Fran Drescher, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Joan Hart, Carol Kane, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, Rosie O’Donnell, Rhea Perlman, Caroline Rhea, Doris Roberts, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sherri Shepherd, Brooke Shields, Cobie Smulders, Rita Wilson and many more.
The performance schedule for Love, Loss, and What I Wore is as follows: Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets ($79.00) are available via Telecharge.com (212-239-6200) and in-person at the Westside Theatre Box Office (407 West 43rd Street). Same-day general rush tickets ($25.00, cash only) are available at the Westside Theatre box office, beginning at noon. (Limited to two rush tickets per person. Seats are based on availability; some are limited view.)
In addition to its triumphant run at the Westside Theatre in NYC, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is also currently playing at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse and a production is set to begin in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre on July 16, 2010. A dollar from every ticket sold in all three cities benefits Dress for Success, a charity that provides work clothing and job support for low-income women. To date over $75,000 has been donated.
Victoria Clark. Broadway: The Light in the Piazza, (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Titanic, How to Succeed…, Urinetown, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls, A Grand Night for Singing, Encores!: Juno, Follies, Bye, Bye, Birdie. Off-Broadway: When the Rain Stops Falling, (Drama Desk nom.) A Prayer for My Enemy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Agony and the Agony. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Virginia Stage. Film: The Happening, Tickling Leo, Harvest, Main Street, Cradle Will Rock. TV: “Mercy,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Sweeney Todd in Concert”.
Sandy Duncan. Broadway: Three Tony nominations (Canterbury Tales, Peter Pan, The Boyfriend); also appeared as Roxie in Chicago and in My One and Only. Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Ceremony of Innocence and LA Drama Critics nomination for Vanities. National Tours / Stock: Too many to mention but favorite roles include Amanda in The Glass Menagerie and Daisy in Driving Miss Daisy. TV: Two Emmy nominations (“Roots” and “Funny Face”). Received special Emmy for “The Richard Rogers Special.” Also, a number of TV series, TV movies, animated films, commercials, as well as a Symphony concert series with husband Don Correia and director/friend Guy Stroman. Proud mom of Jeffrey and Michael.
Nancy Giles. TV: Eight years of commentary on “CBS News Sunday Morning” (and 2 “Gracie” Awards from the Alliance of Women in Media); “China Beach,” “Delta,” “Fox After Breakfast”. Film: Joshua, Loverboy, Superheroes, True Crime, Working Girl, Big and the documentary Before the Music Dies, with directors Clint Eastwood, Mike Nichols, Penny Marshall, and Kevin Bacon, among others. Radio: “Giles & Moriarty” with CBS’ Erin Moriarty (2 more “Gracies”), “The Jay Thomas Morning Show.” Her voice gets you to “talk to your doctor.” Toured with Chicago’s Second City; Theatre World Award for Mayor; upcoming book: Notes of a Negro Neurotic.
Jayne Houdyshell. Broadway: Bye, Bye, Birdie, Wicked, Well (Tony Nomination) Off-Broadway: Coraline (MCC), The New Century (LCT), The Receptionist (MTC, Lortel Nomination), The Pain and the Itch (Drama League Nomination), Well, Public Theatre (Obie Award, Drama Desk, Lortel Nominations), Fighting Words (Underwood), True Love (Zipper Theater), Attempts on Her Life (SoHo Rep). Regional Theater: Steppenwolf Theatre, Wilma Theatre, McCarter Theatre and many others. Film: Everybody’s Fine, Garden State, Changing Lanes, Trust the Man. Television: “Conviction,” “Law & Order,” “Third Watch.”
Adriane Lenox was most recently seen Off Broadway in Still Life at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. She is currently appearing in the movie The Blind Side opposite recent Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock. Other film credits are Black Snake Moan, My Blueberry Nights and the Nicholas Cage helmed Sorcerer's Apprentice. Broadway credits include Doubt, Kiss Me Kate, Dreamgirls, Chicago. She has been seen on TV in “Lipstick Jungle,” “Royal Pains,” “Law and Order,” Shark. She is the recipient of a Tony, Drama Desk, Obie and Helen Hayes Award.
Stacy London is one of America’s premier style experts, best known from TLC’s “What Not to Wear.” She has appeared on various national TV shows including “Today,” “Oprah,” “Access Hollywood,” Fox News, CNN and many more. Stacy also hosted her own talk show, “Fashionably Late,” and “Fashion Fanatic” on TLC. She currently works with Riders Jeans by Lee, Pantene Hair Care, and Woolite. Her book Dress Your Best was published in 2005. She and her cat Al live in Brooklyn with her shoe collection.
Allison Mack is best known as Chloe Sullivan on the hit series “Smallville.” Other TV and film credits include, Showtime’s My Horrible Year!, written and directed by Eric Stoltz, the WB’s “The Nightmare Room” and “Opposite Sex,” “Evening Shade,” the Disney features Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves and Camp Nowhere, and the WB animated feature The Ant Bully. Allison has also both starred in and choreographed productions of Rent and Chicago and made her directorial debut with Jer Bear Productions' staging of Hair.
Kate Mulgrew. Broadway: Equus. Off Broadway: Edward Albee's The American Dream and The Sandbox; Iphigenia 2.0 (OBIE Award); Our Leading Lady (MTC); Tea At Five; Titus Andronicus. London: The Exonerated. Lots of regional theatre including the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep and many more. Films include: Star Trek Nemesis, Throw Momma from the Train, Lovespell, A Stranger Is Watching. TV: “Mercy,” “Mrs. Columbo” (Golden Globe nomination), “Cheers,” Captain Kathryn Janeway on “Star Trek: Voyager” and more.
Kristine Nielsen. Broadway includes: Les Liaisons Dangereuses; Spring Awakening; A Streetcar Named Desire; The Iceman Cometh. Off-Broadway includes: Why Torture is Wrong…; Die Mommie Die!; Our Leading Lady; Miss Witherspoon, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie Award); Dog Opera (Obie Award). Regional includes Long Wharf, Huntington, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter, La Jolla, Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theater. Film: Adelaide, The Savages, Small Time Crooks and Morning Glory (upcoming). TV: “Conviction,” “Law & Order” and “Third Watch,” among others. Graduate of Yale School of Drama.
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