Alonzo, Gertz, O'Hara Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS At The Geffen 9/1
Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore attracts a whole new cast of actresses as it continues its Los Angeles run in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse through the month of September. The new cast includes Jenny O'Hara, who is known for her Broadway roles in The Odd Couple and Promises, Promises and was most recently seen on the big screen in M. Night Shyamalan's Devil, as the narrator Gingy; Oscar and Emmy Award winner Christine Lahti, best known in the theater world for her collaboration with Wendy Wasserstein in The Heidi Chronicles; Broadway vet Harriet Sansom Harris, who won a Tony Award for her role in Thoroughly Modern Millie; Jami Gertz, who is well-recognized for her film work in Twister and The Lost Boys as well as a recent stint on HBO's Entourage; and Maria Conchita Alonso best known for television work on Desperate Housewives.
Love, Loss and What I Wore, an intimate collection of stories covering some of life's most poignant moments and their corresponding wardrobe, is directed by Jenny Sullivan. The evening of vignettes, which is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman as well as personal reminiscences from the Ephrons and their friends, features a rotating cast of five actresses who share tales to which every woman can relate. The fifth installment of Love, Loss and What I Wore has two preview performances on Wednesday, September 1 with an official opening on Thursday, September 2 and will run Tuesday to Sunday through September 26, 2010. The opening night festivities will be at the Geffen Playhouse hosted by Napa Valley Grille and will feature special drinks such as "The New Black" thanks to sponsors KrolVodka, Glaceau and Malibu Family Wines. Love, Loss and What I Wore is simultaneously running off-Broadway and in Toronto where it is produced by Daryl Roth. Originally directed by Karen Carpenter, the show opened in October 2009 and is still playing to sold-out houses.
Former Los Angeles cast members have included Tyne Daly, Florence Henderson, Glenne Headly, Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne, Gina Torres, Rita Wilson and Marissa Jaret Winokur. Staged with a focus on storytelling, the actresses sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening of humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion. LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE Written by Nora Ephron and Delia EphronDirected by Jenny SullivanOriginal New York production directed by Karen Carpenter Based on the book by Ilene BeckermanPreviews: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 2pm and 8pm Opening: Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 8pm Closing: Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 7pm
Ticket Info Ticket prices range from $69 to $74 for the regular run. Tickets are on sale now online at www.geffenplayhouse.com, at the Geffen Playhouse box office or by calling (310) 208-5454.
Maria Conchita Alonso Theater: Kiss of the Spider Woman Film: Without Men, Moscow on the Hudson, Caught, My Husband's Secret Life Television: Desperate Housewives, Amas de Casa Desesperadas Jami Gertz Jami Gertz has crafted a distinguished reputation in film, television and theater.