“ L O V E , L O S S, A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
ANNOUNCES NEW CAST MEMBERS FOR
SUMMER AND FALL
LA LA ANTHONY, ANNE MEARA, YEARDLEY SMITH
AND MORE JOIN THE CAST
OF THE HIT OFF BROADWAY SHOW
New York, NY (7/19/2011) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Love, Loss, and What I Wore will welcome La La Anthony, Marylouise Burke, Maddie Corman and Yeardley Smith in upcoming casts and that Ann Harada, Anne Meara and Ashley Austin Morris will return to the hit Off Broadway show, now playing at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).
Marylouise Burke (HBO’s “Hung”), Ann Harada (Avenue Q) and Yeardley Smith (“The Simpsons”) join the August cast, beginning Wednesday, August 10 through Sunday, September 4, 2011. September welcomes back returning cast members Anne Meara (“Sex and the City”) and Ashley Austin Morris (“The Electric Company”), from Wednesday, September 7 through Sunday, October 2, 2011. Actress and TV personality La La Anthony(MTV’s “TRL”) joins the October cast (Wednesday, October 5 through Sunday, October 30), and Maddie Corman (Next Fall) will take part in the November cast, performing Wednesday, November 2 through Sunday, December 11, 2011.
October 1, 2011 marks the two year anniversary of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which has played more than 700 performances thus far.
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. 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, 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.
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 its first national tour at Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse theatre 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.)
Alani (La La) Anthony can be seen in “La La’s Full Court Life” on VH1 beginning August 22. She most recently starred in the hit film, Gun and can be seen in the film Think Like a Man next year. La La has her own production company, Krossover Productions, which produced the critically acclaimed “Tyson.” TV: “La La’s Full Court Wedding,” “Total Request Live” (host), “CSI” and “Charm School.”
Marylouise Burke. Broadway: Into the Woods, Is He Dead? Off-Broadway: Fuddy Meers (Drama Desk Award), Kimberly Akimbo (Drama Desk Nomination), Wonder of the World, The Savannah Disputation, American Sligo,Wintertime, The Oldest Profession, Creature. TV: “30 Rock,” “Fringe,” “Law & Order,” “L&O: SVU,” “Hope and Faith,” “Hung” (recurring). Recent films: Sideways, A Prairie Home Companion, Must Love Dogs, Mona Lisa Smile,Meet Joe Black, Ira and Abby, Series 7, Doubt, Rabbit Hole, I Love You Phillip Morris.
Maddie Corman. Broadway: Next Fall. Off Broadway: Next Fall; Isn’t It Romantic and numerous plays in NYC. Film: Morning Glory, Adam, Sunshine Cleaning, Phoebe in Wonderland, Ira and Abby, Beer League, Maid in Manhattan, Mickey Blue Eyes, Swingers, Some Kind Of Wonderful and more. Upcoming: It’s Not You and Peace Love & Understanding. TV: “Smash,” “Eden,” “Damages,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Law and Order” (all 3), “Rescue Me” and more. Favorite People: Jace, Isa, Mac and Finn.
Ann Harada originated the role of Christmas Eve in the Broadway and London productions of Avenue Q. Other Broadway: 9 to 5, Les Miserables revival, Seussical and M. Butterfly. Off Broadway: The Kid (New Group), Falsettoland (National Asian American Theatre Co.), The Moment When (Playwrights Horizons). Film: Feel, Homework, Happiness, Hudson River Blues. Recent TV: “Lipstick Jungle” (as Victory Ford’s mother), “The Electric Company,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Johnny & The Sprites,” “Rescue Me.”
Anne Meara. Broadway: Eastern Standard, Anna Christie (Tony nomination). Film includes: Fame, Boys from Brazil, The Daytrippers and Another Harvest Moon. TV includes: “Archie Bunker’s Place,” “Alf,” “Sex and the City,” “King of Queens” and five Emmy nominations. As a writer, Anne co-wrote (and starred in) The Other Woman (Writers Guild Award) and wrote After-Play (OCC Award) and Down the Garden Paths. Anne was known as half the comedy team “Stiller & Meara.” She can currently be seen alongside her husband Jerry on their internet series stillerandmeara.com.
Ashley Austin Morris. Off Broadway: Die Mommie Die, Paper Dolls, Bees, Lysestrata Now, In the Daylight, Reading Under the Influence and three casts of Love Loss and What I Wore. TV: "The Good Wife," "Ugly Betty," "Gravity," and MTV’s upcoming "I Just Want My Pants Back.” Ashley can also be seen daily on the Emmy Award Winning "The Electric Company." Film: Generation Um, Art Machine, Premium Rush and the upcoming Pulze.
Yeardley Smith is an Emmy award-winning actress, producer, novelist, playwright and philanthropist. Having starred in some of the most beloved films and TV shows over the last two decades, she is best known as the voice of ‘Lisa Simpson’ on Fox's hit television show, “The Simpsons,” which earned her an Emmy for “Outstanding Voice-over Achievement.” Her new shoe line, Marchez Vous is available in stores and online this fall.
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