STAGE TUBE: Donna McKechnie and Mary Testa Remember Nora Ephron
As previously reported, playwright and filmmaker Nora Ephron passed away on June 26 at the age of 71 of leukemia. Ephron will most be remembered for her famous films such as When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and Julie & Julia, and for her stage shows Short Talks on the Universe, the Drama Desk Award-winning Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Imaginary Friends, Lucky Guy, and more.
Ephron's Love, Loss And What I Wore is currently playing at Asolo Rep in Florida, starring Loretta Swit, Donna McKecknie, Mary Testa, Roni Geva, and Rosalyn Coleman. Art Whisperer recently caught up with two of the show's stars, McKecknie and Testa, who shared their thoughts on Ephron's untimely passing and what they love most about her work. To hear their thoughts, click below.
Ephron started her career as a newspaper reporter for the New York Post and then became a magazine writer for Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and New York Magazine. After gaining a reputation as a journalist, Ephron turned to screenwriting and directing. Her break-out success came in 1989, with the release of When Harry Met Sally, followed four years later with another box office hit, Sleepless in Seattle, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. This film, which Ephron also directed, grossed over $200 million worldwide and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Screenplay. Ephron again teamed up with Hanks & Ryan for You've Got Mail which was also an international box office hit.
Asolo's Love, Loss, and What I Wore opened June 22, 2012 and runs through July 15, 2012. For tickets and more information, visit www.asolorep.org.
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