Photo Coverage: LOVE, LOSS Welcomes Shields, Chlumsky et al. to May Cast with Bash at Elie Tahari

Anna Chlumsky (My Girl), Julie Halston (Gypsy), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Freedomland), Doris Roberts ("Everybody Loves Raymond") and Brooke Shields ("Lipstick Jungle") joined the May cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's smash hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore beginning this week on April 28 (through May 23). Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which opened in October 2009 and played its 200th performance on Sunday (3/28/10), has been playing to sold-out houses at The Westside Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand to help welcome the new cast last night.

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 is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in four-week cycles. The complete design team for Love, Loss, and What I Wore includes Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Walter Trarbach (Sound Design), Matt Shea (Wardrobe Stylist) and Maria Verel (Make-Up Design).

A portion of the production's proceeds benefit Dress for Success, a charity that provides work clothing and job support for low-income women. Audience members are invited to donate their gently-used purses and other accessories in the theatre lobby. The performance schedule 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 ($75.00) 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.)

For more information, visit www.LoveLossOnStage.com.

Photo Credit: Monica Simoes

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