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LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Annouces Cast for First National Tour

“ L O V E ,   L O S S,   A N D    W H A T    I    W O R E ”

ANNOUNCES CAST FOR FIRST NATIONAL TOUR

DAISY EAGAN, MYRA LUCRETIA TAYLOR,
SONIA MANZANO AND LORETTA SWIT
JOIN THE DECEMBER CAST OFF BROADWAY
BEFORE HITTING THE ROAD IN FASHION!

Get Love, Loss and What I Wore Tickets in New York

New York, NY (11/30/2011) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden) will join returning cast members Myra Lucretia Taylor (Wicked; Nine), Sonia Manzano (Maria on “Sesame Street”) and Loretta Swit (‘Hot Lips Houlihan’ on “M*A*S*H”) for the December cast of the Off Broadway hit Love, Loss, and What I Worebeginning Wednesday, December 7, 2011 (through Friday, December 30) at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).  Following their Off Broadway run, the cast will launch the show’s first national tour, which begins in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Mesa Arts Center (January 2 – 8, 2012).  The current touring schedule includes:

Scottsdale, Arizona                       
Mesa Arts Center                                                
January 3 – 8, 2012

Tampa, Florida
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center           
January 10 – 15, 2012

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida                
Parker Playhouse                                               
January 17 – 22, 2012

Charlotte, North Carolina          
Blumenthal Performing Arts Center           
January 24 – 29, 2012

Detroit, Michigan                          
Gem Theatre                                                         
February 7 – March 4, 2012

Additional cities and a fifth cast member will be announced soon.

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, 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 and is now in its third smash year.  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 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 La La Anthony, 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, Eve Plumb, 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 and its upcoming tour, Love, Loss, and What I Woreis currently playing at Broadway Playhouse in Chicago (through January 1, 2012).  Since the showopened 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 featured actresses including Meredith Baxter, Jamie Gertz, Florence Henderson, Christine Lahti, Mimi Rogers and Nancy Travis.

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. (no performances on 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1; additional performances on 12/19 and 12/26 at 7 p.m.) Starting in January 2012, the Tuesday at 7 p.m. performance will be replaced by a Sunday at 7 p.m. performance.  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.)

Bios                                                                                                                                                   

Daisy Eagan is the youngest actress to win a Tony Award for her performance as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations).  Broadway: Les Miserables, James Joyce’s The Dead.  Off Broadway and regional include:  World premieres of Be Aggressive and On the Mountain; A View from the Bridge, The Wild Party (L.A. Weekly Award).  TV/Film credits include: “Numbers,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “The Unit,” “Without a Trace,” Ripe and Losing Isaiah.  More information at www.daisyeagan.com

Myra Lucretia Taylor. (Broadway): Nine (Tony Award, Best Revival 2003), Macbeth, Electra, Chronicle of A Death Foretold, MuleBone, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Off Broadway: A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick, Crazy Mary, Fabulation (Playwright's Horizons). National Tour:
Wicked (Madame Morrible). Regional: Mary (world premiere/Goodman), Going to St. Ives (Barrington Stage), The Old Settler (world premiere/ McCarter, Long Wharf). International: A Winter's Tale; Pericles (Royal Shakespeare Company). TV: “Law & Order” (all three shows), “The Big C.” Film: Silver Tongues, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Changing Lanes. Myra is a Fox Fellow.

Sonia Manzano has been playing Maria on “Sesame Street” since the early seventies. Stage work includes the original production of Godspell, Vagina Monologues and The Exonerated. Manzano has earned fifteen Emmys as a writer for “Sesame Street,” and has published two children’s books, No Dogs Allowed! and A Box Full Of Kittens with Simon and Schuster. Scholastic will publish her first novel in the fall 2012.  She is working on a memoir. 

Loretta Swit. An American icon: "Hot Lips" Houlihan of M*A*S*H, television's most honored series. Multiple awards: Emmys, People’s Choice, Genie Award, Silver Satellite, ten nominations Emmy, eight Golden Globe. Her signature piece, Shirley Valentine, won her Chicago’s most prestigious honor, the Sarah Siddons Award.  Broadway, Off Broadway, the West End,  national tours and regional roles ranging from MAME to Muppets to Doubt to Song of Singapore to 42nd St.   Eight feature films, 30 television movies. Watercolorist. Recognized leader in the Humane Environment, Actor/Artist/Activist.  www.SwitHeart.com.  

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