Emily Bergl, Julie Halston & More Join LOVE, LOSS this Summer
Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Emily Bergl ("Desperate Housewives"), returning cast members Julie Halston (The Divine Sister) and Ashley Austin Morris ("The Electric Company") and Zuzanna Szadkowski ("Gossip Girl") will join upcoming casts of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore, now in its second smash year at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).
Ms. Bergl, Ms. Halston (who starred in the May 2010 cast) and Ms. Morris (who starred in the July and October 2010 casts) complete the upcoming cast (June 1 - July 3), joining the previously announced Emme and Susan Sullivan.
Ms. Szadkowski will take part in the July cast (July 6 - August 7), joining the previously announced Alison Fraser and Marla Maples.
The current cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore (through Sunday, May 29) includes Conchata Ferrell, Minka Kelly, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara and B. Smith.
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 Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and more and will kick-off a national tour at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse 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.)
Emily Bergl most recently played Beth Young on "Desperate Housewives." This fall she will reprise the role of Tammi in TNT's "Southland." Her last NY stage appearance was in Becky Shaw at Second Stage. She has performed on and Off Broadway at the Roundabout, Lincoln Center, the Vineyard, and others. In September she will open the fall season of the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel in her cabaret show, Kidding on the Square. She is also a spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" program. www.emilybergl.net
JULIE HALSTON was most recently seen in the smash hit The Divine Sister (Drama Desk Nom). Broadway credits include Hairspray, Gypsy, The Twentieth Century (Outer Critic Circle Nom) and The Women. Off-Broadway credits include White Chocolate (Drama League Nom), The Vagina Monologues and many more. Founding member of Charles Busch's theatre company. TV: Series regular on "The Class," Bitsy Von Muffling on "Sex and the City," recurring role on "The Electric Company." Her one woman show has been extended at Birdland three times. Julie can next be seen in Charles Busch's Olive and the Bitter Herbs at Primary Stages.
Ashley Austin Morris. Off Broadway: Die Mommie Die, Paper Dolls, Bees, Lysestrata Now, In the Daylight, Reading Under the Influence and two casts of Love Loss and What I Wore. TV: "The Good Wife," "Ugly Betty," "Gravity," and MTV's upcoming "I Just Want My Pants Back." Ashley can also be seen daily on the Emmy Award Winning "The Electric Company." Film: Generation Um, Art Machine, Premium Rush and the upcoming Pulze.
Zuzanna Szadkowski plays Dorota in the CW's hit drama "Gossip Girl" and was voted #7 in Rolling Stone's "50 Reasons to Watch TV." Other television credits include "Guiding Light," "The Sopranos," "Law and Order," and "Law and Order: Criminal Intent." Theater credits include Olly's Prison at A.R.T., directed by RoBert Woodruff, and Spring Awakening in Moscow. Zuzanna received a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in acting from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard.
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