Shields, Chlumsky & Halston to Join LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE
Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Anna Chlumsky (My Girl), Julie Halston (Gypsy) and Brooke Shields ("Lipstick Jungle") will join the previously announced Doris Roberts in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's smash hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore beginning April 28 (through May 23). It was also announced today that Love, Loss, and What I Wore alumnae Lucy DeVito and Jayne Houdyshell will return to the show as part of the April cast (March 31 - April 25), which also includes Judy Gold, Melissa Joan Hart and Shirley Knight.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which opened in October 2009 and played its 200th performance on Sunday, has been playing to sold-out houses at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street). 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. Additional casting for May is forthcoming.
Matt Shea has joined the design team as wardrobe stylist for Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The complete design team for the show also includes Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Walter Trarbach (Sound Design) and Maria Verel (Make-Up Design).
The current performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Beginning April 4th, 2010, the performance schedule will change to: 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. (There will be additional performances on Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 at 7 p.m. and no performance on Tuesday, April 27.)
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.)
ANNA CHLUMSKY's New York stage credits include: So Help Me God (Mint Theater Company), Unconditional (LAByrinth Theater Company), The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero (DR2), Darwin in Malibu (Bay Street Theatre), The Butcherhouse Chronicles (Summer Play Festival), Balm in Gilead (Barefoot Theater Company - Member), Half Life (Flea Theater/Fringe Festival), Iphigeneia at Aulis (TimeSpace Productions), Measure for Measure (Astoria Performing Arts Center), No Alarms: Headfullofradio (Veritas Productions), and The Trojan Women (Veritas Productions). Films include: In the Loop, Blood Car, My Girl 1 & 2, Gold Diggers; the Glamour Reel Short, Wait; as well as the upcoming My Sweet Misery and Eavesdrop. Television: "The Quinn Tuplets" (CBS Pilot), "House Rules" (CBS pilot), "Cupid," "30 Rock," "Law & Order," "Eight Days a Week" (CW pilot), "A Child's Wish," "A Miracle in the Woods," and Lifetime's "12 Men of Christmas."
LUCY DEVITO. Off Broadway: Lucy (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Billy Carden, dir.) Also at EST: For The Love of God St. Theresea (Marathon 2009) and Thicker Than Water. Regional: The Miracle at Naples (Huntington, Peter DuBois, dir.); The Diary of Anne Frank (Intiman); Speech and Debate (Brown/Trinity Rep). Film: Beware the Gonzo; Leaves of Grass; A Quiet Little Marriage; Speed Grieving; Nobel Son and Just Add Water. TV: "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and "Dirt." Brown University grad. Love to my family.
JULIE HALSTON is one of today's busiest actress/comediennes. She was a series regular on the CBS sitcom, "The Class" but is most recognized as Bitsy Von Muffling from "Sex and The City." Younger viewers will know her as the evil Antigone Carruthers on the PBS show "The Electric Company." Well-known to theatre audiences, she recently finished a sold-out run with Charles Busch of his new play, The Divine Sister. A founding member of Mr. Busch's theatre company, she has co-starred in many of his productions including Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, The Lady in Question and Red Scare on Sunset. Broadway credits include Hairspray, Gypsy, The Twentieth Century (Outer Critics Circle Nom.) and The Women . Off-Broadway credits include White Chocolate ( Drama Desk and Drama League noms), The Vagina Monologues and many others. Her smash one woman comedy show has been extended at Birdland three times and her book, Monologues for Show-Offs, co-authored with Donna Daley, was published by Heinemann Press.
JAYNE HOUDYSHELL. Broadway: Bye, Bye, Birdie, Wicked, Well (Tony Nomination) Off-Broadway: Coraline (MCC), The New Century (LCT), The Receptionist (MTC, Lortel Nomination), The Pain and the Itch (Drama League Nomination), Well, Public Theatre (Obie Award, Drama Desk, Lortel Nominations), Fighting Words (Underwood), True Love (Zipper Theater), Attempts on Her Life (SoHo Rep). Regional Theater: Steppenwolf Theatre, Wilma Theatre, McCarter Theatre and many others. Film: Everybody's Fine, Garden State, Changing Lanes, Trust the Man. Television: "Conviction," "Law & Order," "Third Watch."
BROOKE SHIELDS will next be seen opposite Brendan Fraser in Furry Vengeance. She recently wrapped production on The Greening of Whitney Brown and was seen on ABC's "The Middle," and NBC's "Lipstick Jungle." Shields began her professional career at 11 months of age when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby, and by age 3 was a runway model. At age 9, Shields began her extensive film career with her first acting role in Holy Terror and went on to become a child film star. In 1994, Shields made her Broadway debut as Rizzo in the hit musical Grease, for which she earned the Theatre World Award and went on to star in Chicago, Wonderful Town and Cabaret, all of which earned her rave reviews. Shields is the author of "The Brooke Book," "On Your Own," "Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression," and her first children's book, "Welcome To Your World, Baby." She recently released her second children's book "It's the Best Day Ever Dad." Shields was nominated for two Golden Globes for her hit comedy show, "Suddenly Susan" and is the recipient of five People's Choice Awards.