Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Alexandra Silber and Zuzanna Szadkowski complete the upcoming cast, playing Wednesday, February 1 through Sunday, February 26, 2012. They join previously announced TV icons Robin Strasser (“One Life to Live”) and Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”).
Sierra Boggess and Ally Walker join the March cast, beginning February 29 through April 1, 2012. They join Erica Watson (Precious), who was also part of the show’s Chicago run.
Ms. Roth also announced that the long-running show has partnered with Bounce® fabric softener, to celebrate the role of black clothing in a woman’s wardrobe, since, to quote Love, Loss, and What I Wore: “Can’t we just stop pretending that anything is ever going to be the new black?” Bounce, which helps repel hair and lint from black clothing, will team up with the show to engage women across the country in a conversation about what black clothing means to them and how it helps them to look and feel their best. As part of this partnership, all audience members that wear a piece of black clothing to a show during the week of February 20th will receive a sample of the Bounce Dryer Bar so they can try the product on their own wardrobe to see how it helps repel lint and hair. Additionally, people can visit the Bounce Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/bounce) for exclusive footage from the show, never-before-seen interviews with the cast, and stories from the audience about their experiences with black clothing.
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. 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.
Love, Loss, and What I Woreis currently on tour starring Emily Dorsch, Daisy Eagan, Sonia Manzano, Loretta Swit and Myra Lucretia Taylor.
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.
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.) The schedule for Love, Loss, and What I Wore is as follows: Wednesday at 2 PM & 8 PM, Thursday – Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM.
Quincy Tyler Bernstine. Broadway: In the Next Room. Off-Broadway: Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling; Born Bad; Family Week; Ruined (Obie, Audelco, Clarence Derwent Awards); The Misanthrope; A Small, Melodramatic Story; Matt & Ben, many others. Regional: Geffen, Intiman, Goodman, Woolly Mammoth, Williamstown, many others. Film/TV: Red Hook Summer, Rachel Getting Married, “Spring Fall” (HBO Pilot), “Chappelle’s Show,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “Criminal Intent,” others. She is a graduate of Brown University and UCSD.
Sierra Boggess most recently appeared on Broadway opposite Tyne Daly in Master Class and played the title character in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. In London, she appeared in the 25th Anniversary Concerts of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera (available on CD and DVD) and played Christine Daaé in his new musical Love Never Dies (Olivier Award nomination). Other theatre: Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas), Music in the Air (Encores!) and more. Concert appearances: BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall.
Alexandra Silber made her Broadway debut in Terrence McNally’s Master Class opposite Tyne Daly after a successful run at the Kennedy Center in D.C. Off-Broadway: Hello Again (Drama League Award Nomination). London’s West End: Carousel, TMA Award for Best Actress (and also UK National Tour and Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White and Fiddler on the Roof (also The Sheffield Crucible’s). Film/TV: 1408, “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and “Law and Order: SVU.” Training: The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. www.alexandrasilber.net
Zuzanna Szadkowski plays Dorota in the CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl” and was voted #7 in Rolling Stone’s “50 Reasons to Watch TV.” Other television credits include “Guiding Light,” “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Theater credits include Olly's Prison at A.R.T., directed by Robert Woodruff, and Spring Awakening in Moscow. Zuzanna received a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in acting from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard.
Ally Walker has made her mark in both film and television. Her many TV series include: Lifetime’s “The Protector,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Profiler,” HBO’s “Tell Me You Love Me,” “Moon Over Miami,” “Singles” “Santa Barbara,” etc. Films include While You Were Sleeping (as Peter Gallagher’s girlfriend), Steal Big, Steal Little, Toe to Toe, Wonderful World, her own documentary For Norman...Wherever You Are, and many more. Ally made her Off Broadway debut in MCC Theater’s Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. She is a supporter of the Environmental Defense Fund and Children Youth and Family Collaborative, among many other children’s organizations. She resides in Santa Monica with her husband, three boys, and three dogs.
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