After weeks of playing to packed houses, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore is extending its Los Angeles run in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse through at least August 1. The new cast is set to include Tyne Daly widely recognized for her role on TV's Cagney and Lacey and her Tony Award winning performance in the 1989 Broadway revival of Gypsy. Daly was recently nominated for a Drama League Award for her performance in the premiere company of Love, Loss and What I Wore in New York. Joining Daly on stage is her daughter Kathryne Dora Brown, who has appeared in a variety of television programs and won a CAMIE Award for her work on the film The Reading. The newest cast also includes Emmy Award winning actress Bonnie Franklin best known for her nine-year stint as Ann Romano on One Day at a Time, Steppenwolf alum and veteran screen actress (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mr. Holland's Opus) Glenne Headly, and Amy Pietz, who just completed an arc on The Office and was nominated for a SAG Award for her longtime role on Caroline and City.
Love, Loss and What I Wore, an intimate collection of stories covering some of life's most poignant moments and their corresponding wardrobe, is directed by Jenny Sullivan. The evening of vignettes, which is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman as well as personal reminiscences from the Ephrons and their friends, features a rotating cast of five actresses who share tales to which every woman can relate. The third installment of Love, Loss and What I Wore begins in previews on July 7 with an official opening on July 8, 2010 and will run through August 1, 2010.
Love, Loss and What I Wore is simultaneously running off-Broadway where it is produced by Daryl Roth. Originally directed by Karen Carpenter, the show opened in October 2009 and is still playing to sold-out houses. Cast members have included Samantha Bee, Kristin Chenoweth, Janeane Garofalo, Michele Lee, Natasha Lyonne, Jane Lynch, Rosie O'Donnell and Rita Wilson. Staged with a focus on storytelling, the actresses sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening of humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion.
Extending the fashion theme off the stage, the Geffen Playhouse will host a special Girls Night Out performance on Thursday, July 15. As the final Girls Night Out at the Geffen of the 2009/2010 season, the onsite post-show party has a summer BBQ theme and will showcase designer shoes and chic summer accessories from Footcandy-Brentwood. And as an added bonus, 15% of all Footcandy purchases made night of event will be donated to the Geffen Playhouse. In addition, Pop Beauty will be on hand for sun-kissed makeup tips that can be enjoyed along with easy-to-make munchies and signature cocktails and wine from Krol Vodka and Malibu Family Wines. All the Girls Night Out activities are included in the regular ticket price for that performance and can be purchased online or through the Geffen Playhouse box office at 310-208-5454.
love, loss, and what i wore
Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Directed by Jenny Sullivan
Original New York production directed by Karen Carpenter
Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
Previews: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 2pm and 8pm
Opening: Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 8pm
Closing: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 7pm
Ticket prices range from $69 to $74 for the regular run. Tickets are on sale now online at www.geffenplayhouse.com, at the Geffen Playhouse box office or by calling (310) 208-5454.
Kathryne Dora BRown
Kathryne has appeared in numerous network and cable television shows including The Practice, Becker, Jack & Jill, Chicago Hope, and most recently, Private Practice in addition to recurring roles on Linc's, Promised Land and Judging Amy. Television movies include The Tiger Woods Story, To Dance With Olivia, For Love Of Olivia, The Wedding Dress and The Reading Room for which Kathryne won a CAMIE Award. Theater credits include Battery, Cynics, Aeschylus' Agamemnon and Marivaux's Changes Of Heart where Kathryne is proud to be able to say that she was the third generation of her family to perform at The Mark Taper Forum. Kathryne is a native of Los Angeles and a graduate of the Studio Program at American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City.