Jenny Allen, Maddie Corman, Eve Plumb & more join the November cast of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”
JENNY ALLEN, MADDIE CORMAN, EVE PLUMB,
AMANDA SETTON AND ZUZANNA SZADKOWSKI
COMPLETE THE NOVEMBER CAST OF
“ L O V E , L O S S, A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
ALUMNAE LORETTA SWIT AND MYRA LUCRETIA TAYLOR
TO RETURN IN UPCOMING CASTS
New York, NY (10/31/2011) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that stand up comedian and writer Jenny Allen (I Got Sick Then I Got Better), TV and stage veteran Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch”) and “Gossip Girl” actress Amanda Setton will join the upcoming cast of the hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore. They join current cast member Zuzanna Szadkowski (“Gossip Girl”), who will stay on for her fourth cast, and previously announced cast member Maddie Corman (Next Fall) in a run that begins Wednesday, November 2 through Sunday, December 4 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).
It was also announced today that Love, Loss, and What I Wore alumnae Loretta Swit (‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan on “MASH”) and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Nine) will return to the show as part of the December cast, beginning Wednesday, December 7 through Sunday, December 30.
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 and is now in its third smash year. 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 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, Caroline Rhea, Doris Roberts, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sherri Shepherd, Brooke Shields, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Cobie Smulders, Rita Wilson and many more.
In addition to its New York production, Love, Loss, and What I Wore recently kicked off a national tour at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, where it plays through December 4, 2011 and has played in Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and 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.)
Jenny Allen's award-winning solo show, I Got Sick Then I Got Better, directed by James Lapine and Darren Katz, premiered at New York Theatre Workshop and has been seen at Barrington Stage, the Berkshire Theater Festival, and Long Wharf Theater. Her articles and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, and many other publications, as well as in anthologies, most recently The 50 Funniest American Writers. She is a contributing storyteller for the Moth. www.jennyallenwrites.com.
Maddie Corman. Broadway: Next Fall. Off Broadway: Next Fall, Isn’t It Romantic and numerous plays in NYC. Film: Morning Glory, Adam, Sunshine Cleaning, Phoebe in Wonderland, Ira and Abby, Beer League, Maid in Manhattan, Mickey Blue Eyes, Swingers, Some Kind Of Wonderful and more. Upcoming: It’s Not You and Peace Love & Understanding. TV: “Smash,” “Eden,” “Damages,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Law and Order” (all 3), “Rescue Me” and more.
Eve Plumb. Well known as ‘Jan’ in “The Brady Bunch,” Eve has been working as an actress since the age of 6, performing in many television movies, series, and plays after that show ended. Starting in 2010, she performed for 6 months as ‘Miss Abigail’ in Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage in NYC. This summer she was at the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven in Same Time, Next Year. Eve is also painter: www.eveplumb.tv
Amanda Setton is thrilled to be making her Off Broadway debut. She is best as Penelope Shafai on the hit TV show “Gossip Girl” and as Kimberly Andrews on ABC's “One Life to Live.” Film credits include Sex and The City and What Happens In Vegas. Additional television credits include “Mercy” and “Blue Bloods.” BA in theatre, Ithaca College; Meisner program at The Actors Workshop of Ithaca.
Loretta Swit. An American icon: “Hot Lips” Houlihan of M*A*S*H, television's most honored series. Multiple awards: Emmys, People’s Choice, Genie Award, Silver Satellite, ten nominations Emmy, eight Golden Globe. Her signature piece, Shirley Valentine, won her Chicago’s most prestigious honor, the Sarah Siddons Award. Broadway, Off Broadway, the West End, national tours and regional roles ranging from MAME to Muppets to Doubt to Song of Singapore to 42nd St. Eight feature films, 30 television movies. Watercolorist. Recognized leader in the Humane Environment, Actor/Artist/Activist. www.SwitHeart.com.
Zuzanna Szadkowski plays Dorota in the CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl” and was voted #7 in Rolling Stone’s “50 Reasons to Watch TV.” Other television credits include “Guiding Light,” “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Theater credits include Olly's Prison at A.R.T., directed by Robert Woodruff, and Spring Awakening in Moscow. Zuzanna received a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in acting from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard.
Myra Lucretia Taylor. (Broadway): Nine (Tony Award, Best Revival 2003), Macbeth, Electra, Chronicle of A Death Foretold, MuleBone, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Off Broadway: A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, Crazy Mary, Fabulation (Playwright's Horizons). National Tour:
Wicked (Madame Morrible). Regional: Mary (world premiere/Goodman), Going to St. Ives (Barrington Stage), The Old Settler (world premiere/ McCarter, Long Wharf). International: A Winter's Tale; Pericles (Royal Shakespeare Company). TV: “Law & Order” (all three shows), “The Big C.” Film: Silver Tongues, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Changing Lanes. Myra is a Fox Fellow.