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LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE Celebrates Two Years Off-Broadway, Welcomes 27th Cast


Love, Loss, and What I Wore celebrates its landmark two-year anniversary this week as it welcomes its newest cast!

The Off Broadway smash hit, written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and produced by Daryl Roth, opened at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street) on October 1, 2009 and has played more than 800 performances. In New York alone, over 155,000 people have seen the show at the 249 seat Westside Theatre, where it is now the 2nd longest running play in the theatre's history. One hundred actresses have participated in the show's twenty-seven New York casts.

Since Love, Loss, and What I Wore opened Off Broadway two years ago, it has played on six continents (North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa and Europe), in places including: Cape Town, South Africa; The Philippines; Paris, France (where popular demand has been so great that it's returning in January 2012); Sydney Australia; Toronto, Canada and many more. Los Angeles' Geffen Theatre hosted a hit run in 2010 that broke all box office records, and the show is currently kicking off its first national tour at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, with a cast that includes Nora Dunn, Felicia Fields, and more.

The current cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore (beginning today through October 30) includes La La Anthony ("La La's Full Court Life"), Dee Hoty (Footloose; Mamma Mia), Samantha Mathis (American Psycho; 33 Variations), Zuzanna Szadkowski ("Gossip Girl") and Concetta Tomei ("Providence"; Lincoln Center's Clean House).

Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons' friends, and directed by Karen Carpenter, this collection of stories dares to ask "Can't we all just stop pretending anything is ever going to be the new black?" Love, Loss, And What I Wore opens the closet on this and other sartorial queries by using clothes as a metaphor for matters far deeper than the average walk-in closet.

The production, which was honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award and a 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, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tyne Daly, Fran Drescher, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Joan Hart, Carol Kane, Minka Kelly, Stacy London, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, 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.

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 (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.)


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