Haylie Duff, Ashley Austin Morris Join Cast Of LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE 6/30


Producer Daryl Roth announced today that stage and film star Haylie Duff (Napoleon Dynamite; Hairspray) and Off Broadway vet Ashley Austin Morris (Die Mommie Die) will appear in the July cast of Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's smash hit show Love, Loss, and What I Wore. They join previously announced stars Penny Fuller (who is part of the current cast and will continue her role as ‘Gingy'), ShaRon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue") and Myra Lucretia Taylor (Broadway's Nine). The five women begin their run on Wednesday, June 30 and continue through Sunday, July 25.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore opened in October 2009 and has been playing to sold-out houses at The Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street) for eleven months. 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 recently honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award, is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in four-week cycles.

The show's current cast, featuring Penny Fuller (Dividing the Estate), Rachael Harris (The Hangover), Diane Neal ("Law & Order: SVU"), Cobie Smulders ("How I Met Your Mother") and Sherri Shepherd ("The View"), began performances on Wednesday, May 26 and continues through Sunday, June 27).

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.)

In addition to its triumphant run at The Westside Theatre in NYC, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is also currently playing at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse and a production is set to begin in Toronto at the Panasonic Theatre on July 16, 2010. A dollar from every ticket sold in all three cities benefits Dress for Success, a charity that provides work clothing and job support for low-income women. To date over $75,000 has been donated


Haylie Duff came to worldwide attention as ‘Summer' in the hit film Napoleon Dynamite, earning her a Teen Choice Award. Duff joined TV show "7th Heaven," following with the role of ‘Amber' in the Broadway show Hairspray. She co-produced and starred in Material Girls and later hosted and produced the reality show "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods." Her newest film Tug was just released, and Slightly Single in LA is pending release.

Penny Fuller received a Tony nomination for Neil Simon's The Dinner Party. Recent NY theatre: at Primary Stages and on Broadway: Dividing The Estate, Southern Comforts; Manhattan Theatre Club: Five by Tenn, New England, Three Viewings (Drama Desk nomination); at Lincoln Center: Dividing The Estate, A New Brain (Drama Desk nomination), An American Daughter, Ancestral Voices; at the Vineyard: Beautiful Child; Encores at City Center: No Strings. Her Broadway career began with Barefoot in the Park, followed by Cabaret, Rex, and Applause (Tony nomination). LA theatre: Betrayal (Drama Critics Circle Award), Seagull (Dramalogue Award), Chekhov in Yalta, Ring Round the Moon, Franny's Way, and Shakespeare's Henry IV, Twelfth Night, As You Like It. For her work on television she received five Emmy nominations and the Emmy Award for "The Elephant Man." She is an artistic associate/faculty member at the O'Neill Cabaret Conference where she developed her own cabaret act.
ShaRon Lawrence is a multi-Emmy Award nominee and SAG winner for her portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowicz on "NYPD Blue." Other recent TV includes: "Desperate Housewives" (for which she received her 4th Emmy nomination), "Monk," "Law And Order: SVU," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Community," "The Mentalist," "The Ghost Whisperer," "Drop Dead Diva," "Dirt," "Privileged" and "Capture of the Green River Killer" for Lifetime Movie Network. She also headlined "Fired Up," her own comedy series produced by Kelsey Grammer for NBC and starred with Alfred Molina, Betty White and Dixie Carter in CBS's "Ladies Man." Stage credits include: Orson's Shadow (LA Drama Critics Circle Award), Chicago (Broadway), among others. Films include: Lies and Alibis, Little Black Book, Gossip. Sharon is married to physician Dr. Thomas Apostle, currently chairs the Women In Film Foundation and also supports a number of ecological organizations and the Alzheimer's Association.

Ashley Austin Morris made her Off-Broadway debut as Edith in Charles Busch's Die Mommie Die. Other Off-Broadway credits include: In the Daylight, Paper Dolls, and Bees. Film: Be Good, Daniel. TV credits include "Ugly Betty," "Gravity," "The New Electric Company" and the pilot "Who You Know." Graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts. www.ashleyaustinmorris.com.

Myra Lucretia Taylor. Broadway: Nine (Tony Award, Best Revival 2003), Macbeth, Electra, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Mule Bone, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Off-Broadway: A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, Crazy Mary, Fabulation (Playwrights Horizons). National Tour: Wicked (Madame Morrible). Regional: The Old Settler (World Premiere, McCarter, Long Wharf). International: Royal Shakespeare Company (A Winter's Tale, Pericles). TV: "Law & Order" (all three shows). Film: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Changing Lanes. Myra is a Fox Fellow.


Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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