Minka Kelly, Susan Sullivan Join LOVE LOSS
Producer Daryl Roth announced today that TV regulars Minka Kelly, most recently seen on NBC's "Parenthood," and Susan Sullivan, who stars on ABC's "Castle," will join upcoming casts of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Off Broadway hit Love, Loss, and What I Wore, now in its second smash year at The Westside Theatre (407 W 43 Street).
Ms. Kelly completes the next cast, which begins Wednesday, April 27 (through May 29) and also includes the previously announced Conchata Ferrell ("Two and a Half Men"), AnnaLynne McCord ("90210"), Anne Meara ("Sex and the City") and B. Smith (lifestyle expert and restaurateur).
Ms. Sullivan will join supermodel Emme in the June cast, performing June 1 through July 3, 2011. Additional summer casting will be announced soon.
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. 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, Stacy London, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, 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 Angles, Toronto, Sydney and more and recently announced that a touring production will kick-off at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse theatre beginning September 13, 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.)
Minka Kelly. Most recently, Minka has played Gaby on NBC's "Parenthood," starred opposite Leighton Meester in The Roommate, and appeared in the Adam Sandler / Jennifer Aniston film Just Go With It. Additional TV and film credits include: "Friday Night Lights," (500) Days of Summer, The Kingdom and many more. Next she'll star in the upcoming remake of "Charlie's Angels." Love, Loss, and What I Wore marks Minka's New York stage debut.
Susan Sullivan. Television series: "Castle," "Falcon Crest," "Rich Man, Poor Man," "Julie Farr M.D.," "Dharma and Greg." Television films: The Ordeal Of Dr. Mudd, Comedy Company, Panic on Page One, The New Maverick, Midway, Incredible Hulk. Broadway: Jimmy Shine (starred opposite Dustin Hoffman). Pasadena Playhouse: The Glass Menagerie. Regional theatre: 5th of July, Twelfth Night, Tonight at 8:30, and more. Films include Show and Tell and My Best Friend's Wedding. Susan serves on Board of National Hospice & Felice Foundations.
Photo Credit: BWW-Staff