Emmanuelle Chriqui, Roslyn Ruff, et al. Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
It was announced today that Emmanuelle Chriqui, Roslyn Ruff and Zuzanna Szadkowski will join upcoming casts of the hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore, now playing at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).
Chriqui, who stars as Sloan on HBO's "Entourage" and Ruff, who will appear in the upcoming film version of The Help, complete the August cast (August 10 - September 4, 2011), joining the previously announced Marylouise Burke ("Hung"), Ann Harada (Avenue Q) and Yeardley Smith ("The Simpsons"). Szadkowski, who plays Dorota on "Gossip Girl" and is in the current cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore (through August 7), will return to the show beginning September 7 (through October 2), joining fellow Love, Loss alumnae Anne Meara ("Sex and the City") and Ashley Austin Morris ("The Electric Company").
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 about to celebrate its two 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 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, 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 has played in Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and more and will kick-off its first national tour at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse theatre in September 2011.
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.)
Emmanuelle Chriqui, perhaps best known for her role as Sloan on HBO's "Entourage," returns for the show's final season, which premiered July 24th. Among her many film credits, some include You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Cadillac Records, Elektra Luxx, On the Line, In the Mix and the upcoming 5 Days of War. Other TV credits include Showtime's "The Borgias," "The O.C." and HBO's "Unscripted." Most recently, she has lent her voIce To the Cartoon Network's reimagining of the popular 80's cartoon "Thundercats" as Cheetara. Born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Emmanuelle is also involved in several philanthropic efforts and helped launch RaiseHopeForCongo.org.
Roslyn Ruff. Broadway: Fences (standby). Off-Broadway: Macbeth (TFANA), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Things of Dry Hours, Seven Guitars, Cherry Orchard, Pudd'nhead Wilson, The Taming of the Shrew. Regional: Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, The Kennedy Center, Indiana Rep, Geva Theatre, Old Globe, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, ALLIANCE THEATRE, McCarter Theatre, ACT, Yale Rep, People's Light & Theatre Co. FILM/TV: The Help, SALT, Life During Wartime, Rachel Getting Married, "The Good Wife," "The Jury," "Sopranos." Awards: Drama League nomination, Things of Dry Hours; Obie Award, Seven Guitars; Barrymore Award, In the Blood.
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 TV 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.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy