“Love, Loss and What I Wore” Now Accepting Submissions For Mother’s Day Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“ L O V E , L O S S , A N D W H A T I W O R E ”
WRITTEN BY NORA EPHRON, DELIA EPHRON AND YOU!
SEND IN YOUR OWN MOTHER’S DAY-RELATED STORY
FOR A CHANCE TO SEE IT PERFORMED
LIVE ON STAGE ON MOTHER’S DAY
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2011
New York, NY (4/5/2011) – What item of clothing reminds you of your mother? Do you remember the first time she took you shopping, or the shoes she just wouldn’t buy you? Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the show of monologues and vignettes written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron about clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger, is giving fans the chance the see their own personal stories performed on stage for Mother’s Day.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore is now accepting submissions of stories about moms, daughters, grandmothers, and anyone else who is celebrated on Mother’s Day, written in the style of the show. Two grand prize winners will have their stories read on stage at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street) following performances on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8 (one story at the 3:00 PM performance and one at the special 7:00 PM performance) by one of the show’s all-star cast members, which, on May 8, will include Conchata Ferrell, Anne Meara, AnnaLynne McCord and B. Smith. Winners will also receive two tickets to the performance, so they can see their story read on stage.
Stories should be no more than 500 words and should be submitted via email to LoveLossContest@gmail.com or fax to (212) 375-1120 no later than Monday, April 25, 2011. Winners will be contacted via email and announced on the show’s website on Friday, April 29, 2011. See www.lovelossonstage.com for official rules and conditions.
Love, Loss, and What I Wore, about which Broadway.com raved “Your mom will be in Mother’s Day nirvana!,” has been delighting women of all generations since it opened in October 2009. Directed by Karen Carpenter, the current cast (through April 24) features Sonia Manzano, Donna McKechnie, Annie Starke, Fredi Walker-Browne and Rumer Willis.
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 Wore has played in Los Angeles, 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 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.)
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