“ L O V E , L O S S, A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
IS HEATING UP FOR THE SUMMER!
EMME, CONCHATA FERRELL,
ALISON FRASER, MARLA MAPLES AND ANNALYNNE McCORD
JOIN UPCOMING CASTS OF THE HIT OFF-BROADWAY SHOW
New York, NY (3/24/2011) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that supermodel and television personality Emme, “Two and a Half Men” star Conchata Ferrell, two-time Tony Award nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden), actress and radio host Marla Maples and “90210” star AnnaLynne McCord will all join upcoming casts of the Off Broadway hit Love, Loss, and What I Wore, now in its second smash year at the Westside Theatre (407 W 43 Street).
Ms. Ferrell (who returns to Love, Loss, and What I Wore after performing in the recent run at L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse) and Ms. McCord will join the May cast (April 27 - May 29). Emme will be part of the June cast (June 10 - July 3) and Ms. Fraser and Ms. Maples will join the July cast (July 6 - August 7).
The current cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore(through April 24) includes Sonia Manzano, Donna McKechnie, Annie Starke, Freddi Walker-Browne and Rumer Willis.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, 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 Worehas played in Los Angles, Toronto, Sydney and more and recently announced that a touring production will kick-off at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse theatre beginning September 13, 2011.
The performance schedule for Love, Loss, and What I Woreis 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.)
Emme is known around the world as a supermodel, television personality, author, lecturer, designer, and advocate for positive body image and self esteem. She is currently the spokesperson for Kemin Health’s FloraGLO(R) brand Lutein, and the founder of EmmeNation.com and the 2011/2012 Whole You Tour. TV includes: host of Fox’s “More to Love” and E!’s “Fashion Emergency” along with appearances on “Today,” “Oprah,” “GMA,” and many more talk shows. Her books include True Beauty, Life’s Little Emergencies, and her first children's release, What Are You Hungry For?
Conchata Ferrell created the role of ‘April Green’ in Lanford Wilson's The Hot L Baltimore as a member of the renowned Circle Repertory Theatre in New York, the role of ‘Gertrude Blum’ in Edward Moore's The Seahorse, also at the Circle Repertory for which she won an Obie Award, Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance in New York in 1973. “Chatti” worked with Tennessee Williams in the Circle revival of Battle of Angels. She appeared in Marsha Norman’s Getting Out at the Mark Taper Forum, and as ‘Mrs. Potts’ in Picnic at the Ahmanson Theatre. She has been in over a hundred television shows over the 30+ years of her career plus many films. Conchata just finished her eighth season as ‘Berta’ in the CBS situation comedy, “Two and a Half Men.”
Alison Fraser is currently starring in School For Lies at Classic Stage Company. She recently created the role of Sister Walburga in Charles Busch's The Divine Sister and is a two time Tony Award nominee for playing Martha in The Secret Garden and Josefine in Romance/Romance. Also on Broadway, she was Dorine in Tartuffe; Born Again, Helena in Drood, and Tessie Tura in Arthur Laurents's acclaimed production of Gypsy starring Patti Lupone. Off Broadway roles Alison has created include Jessie in Terrence McNally’s Dedication, or the Stuff of Dreams, Trina in March of the Falsettos and In Trousers and Miss Drumgoole in Up Against It. Film and TV credits include “Between the Lions,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Third Watch,” The Thing About My Folks” opposite Peter Falk and Paul Reiser, “In the Blood” and the upcoming “Commentary.”
Marla Maples made her Broadway debut as “Ziegfield’s Favorite” in The Will Rogers Follies and also performed as Ursula in Sweet Charity at Avery Fisher Hall. She has hosted “The Miss Universe” and “Miss USA” pageants, “The Ex Wives Club” and is a recurring panelist on the “Joy Behar Show.” As an actor she has appeared in over 15 films and numerous TV guest starring roles. Marla just launched the “One World of Love” album and was thrilled to be able to perform the title song at Carnegie Hall this past winter. She enjoys hosting her radio show “Awakening with Marla.” www.marlamaples.com
AnnaLynne McCord currently stars in “90210,” as Naomi, the gorgeous bad girl with a heart of gold. Prior to “90210,” AnnaLynne made a huge splash as the scandalous Eden on FX's “Nip/Tuck.” Recent feature film credits include Gun, alongside 50 cent and Val Kilmer, Blood Out, Sony Screen Gem's Fired Up, Fox's Louis Leterrier-helmed sequel Transporters 2, and the 2007 remake of George A. Romero's Day of the Dead. Additional television credits include guest-starring roles on “Ugly Betty,” “The O.C.,” “Cold Case,” “Greek” and “CSI: Miami.” A native of Buford, Georgia, the twenty-one year-old AnnaLynne began her career at age fifteen as a client of the renowned Wilhelmina Modeling Agency. She has appeared in numerous ads for such illustrious clients as Estee Lauder. AnnaLynne is passionate about human rights. In her spare time, she Volunteers to help such organizations as “The Blind Project,” dedicated to building awareness and ending Human Trafficking. McCord currently resides in California.
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