DIDI CONN RETURNS TO
“ L O V E , L O S S, A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
FOR SIX PERFORMANCES
New York, NY (6/07/2011) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that “Grease” star and Love, Loss, and What I Worealumna Didi Conn will join the show again for six performances only, filling in for current cast member Julie Halston from Wednesday, June 8th through Saturday, June 11th, who will be out of the show fulfilling a previous commitment.
In addition to Ms. Halston, the current cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore(through Sunday, July 3) includes Emily Bergl (“Desperate Housewives”), Emme (“Fashion Emergency”), Ashley Austin Morris (“The Electric Company”) and Susan Sullivan (ABC’s “Castle”).
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, opened in October 2009 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 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 Worehas 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.)
DIDI CONN. Broadway: Lost in Yonkers; Say Goodnight, Gracie!; The Green Bird; A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: Souls of Naples, The Vagina Monologues, The Primary English Class. Films: Frenchy in Grease and Grease 2,You Light Up My Life, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Shooting
Vegetarians, Helen at Risk, Oh Baby! and more. TV: “The Practice” with Danny Thomas, “Benson,” “Shining Time Station.” National celebrity spokesperson for Autism Speaks and co-creator/executive producer of the new animated musical Didi Lightful with her husband, composer David Shire.
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