Play by Nora Ephron Premiering in Toronto



By: ILAN MESTER  
Published: June 11th 2010
in Culture » Stage

Nora Ephron (left) and Delia Ephron.
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Rosie O'Donnell (far left) was cast in the original production of the play.
Pic: DW Communications
Lauren Collins will star in �Love, Loss and What I Wore.�
Pic: DW Communications

Michael Rubinoff and Daryl Ross have announced the Canadian premiere of the award-winning play Love, Loss and What I Wore by award winning Jewish writers Nora and Delia Ephron.

 

The Canadian production will co-star local Jewish actress Lauren Collins (Degrassi), along with Dora Award nominee Paula Brancati (Being Erica), Dora Award winner Cynthia Dale (Stratford Festival), Wendy Crewson (24, Away From Her), Louis Pitre (Mamma Mia!), and Tony Award-winning actress Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding).

 

Brancati, Martin, and Pitre will star in the premiere cast from July 16 through Aug. 7.

 

Collins, Crewson, and Dale will participate in the August cycle that runs Aug. 1- to Sept. 4.  

 

A collection of stories, Love, Loss and What I Wore is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman and recollections of of the Ephrons' friends. Just like the book, the play uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell a story.

 

Karen Carpenter, the director of the New York production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore that opened Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in 2009, will be directing the Toronto production as well.

 

The New York production has featured an impressive cast, including Rosie O'Donnell, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Lynch, Tyne Daly, Rhea Perlman, Samantha Bee, Carol Kane, Brooke Shields, Melissa Joan Hart, Fran Drescher and Caroline Rhea.

 

A portion of the Canadian production of Love, Loss and What I Wore will benefit Toronto’s Dress for Success, a charity that provides low-income women with professional dress.

 

The production will be staged at the Panasonic Theatre. For tickets, visit www.ticketking.com and for more information visit www.lovelossonstage.ca.



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