Complete cast for the final month of “Love, Loss, And What I Wore” announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
COMPLETE CAST FOR FINAL MONTH OF
“ L O V E , L O S S , A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
SIERRA BOGGESS, JOYCE VAN PATTEN, KARYN QUACKENBUSH
ALLY WALKER AND ERICA WATSON
TO PLAY THE LONG-RUNNING SHOW
FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 25, 2012
New York, NY (2/22/2012) – Producer Daryl Roth has announced the complete cast for the final month of the long-running hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Karyn Quackenbush, who has been associated with the show as performer and standby since its first readings in 2009, and Joyce van Patten, who starred as ‘Gingy’ in the September 2011 cast, will join previously announced cast members Sierra Boggess, Ally Walker and Erica Watson, performing Wednesday, February 29 through Sunday, March 25, which marks the show’s 1,013th and final performance.
Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, opened in October 2009 at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street), where it’s broken all box office records. Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends, and directed by Karen Carpenter, this collection of stories dares to ask “Can’t we all just stop pretending anything is ever going to be the new black?” Love, Loss, and What I Wore opens the closet on this and other sartorial queries by using clothes as a metaphor for matters far deeper than the average walk-in closet.
The production, which was honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award and a Broadway.com Audience Award, is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in five-week cycles. Members of the rotating cast have included La La Anthony, Samantha Bee, Alexis Bledel, Kristin Chenoweth, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tyne Daly, Fran Drescher, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Joan Hart, Carol Kane, Minka Kelly, Stacy London, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, Rosie O’Donnell, Rhea Perlman, Eve Plumb, Caroline Rhea, Doris Roberts, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sherri Shepherd, Brooke Shields, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Cobie Smulders, Rita Wilson and many more. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is currently on tour starring Emily Dorsch, Daisy Eagan, Sonia Manzano, Loretta Swit and Myra Lucretia Taylor.
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.) The schedule for Love, Loss, and What I Wore is as follows: Wednesday at 2 PM & 8 PM, Thursday – Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM.
Sierra Boggess most recently appeared on Broadway opposite Tyne Daly in Master Class and played the title character in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. In London, she appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concerts of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (available on CD and DVD) and played Christine Daaé in his new musical Love Never Dies (Olivier Award nomination). Other theatre: Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas), Music in the Air (Encores!) and more. Concert appearances: BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall.
Karyn Quackenbush. Broadway: Imaginary Friends, Annie Get Your Gun (understudy for Bernadette Peters & Reba McEntire) and Blood Brothers. TV/film: “Law & Order,” “Chappelle’s Show,” Isn’t She Great with Bette Midler. National tours: Annie Get Your Gun; Stop The World, I Want to Get Off; The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.
Joyce Van Patten most recently appeared in the Roundabout Theatre’s production of The People in the Picture. Other Broadway appearances include Brighton Beach Memoirs, I Ought to be in Pictures, Rumors, Jake’s Women (all Neil Simon); Taller than a Dwarf, More to Love. Lincoln Center: Fair Country, Ring Around the Moon. Signature: The Oldest Profession. MTC: Labor Day. The Public: The Seagull. Chicago: Show Boat. Los Angeles: Ahmanson Theatre: Dead End. Geffen Theatre: Rabbit Hole. Boston: Huntington Theater: The Cherry Orchard. Films include: The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Dinner; Grown Ups; Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding; This Must Be the Place; Mame; Bad News Bears, St. Elmo’s Fire. And lots of TV.
Ally Walker has made her mark in both film and television. Her many TV series include: Lifetime’s “The Protector,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Profiler,” HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me,” “Moon Over Miami,” “Singles” “Santa Barbara,” etc. Films include While You Were Sleeping (as Peter Gallagher’s girlfriend), Steal Big, Steal Little, Toe to Toe, Wonderful World, her own documentary For Norman…Wherever You Are, and many more. Ally made her Off Broadway debut in MCC Theater’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. She is a supporter of the Environmental Defense Fund and Children Youth and Family Collaborative, among many other children’s organizations. She resides in Santa Monica with her husband, three boys, and three dogs.
Erica Watson is an actor, stand-up comedian and film/television director born and raised in Chicago. Her one-woman show Fat Bitch!, which she also directs, is currently touring across the US and tackles America’s obsession with weight and stereotypes of African-American women (Chicago Black Theater Alliance Award nomination). Television: “2011 BET Awards Special,” “Shining Stars 2010,” “Top 12 BET Award Show Moments,” “The Evolution of Mary J. Blige,” “I Wanna Thank My Momma,” “The Evolution of Jay-Z,” “Secret Celebrity Weddings,” “100 TV Shows You Must See Before You Die,” “100 Moments That Changed TV,” and “2011 Emmy Preview.” Film: Precious, Dirty Laundry. Gracie Award winning commercials: “Tresstify,” “Kiss & Tell.” www.ericawatson.com
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