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M*A*S*H veteran joins cast of ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’

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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:15 pm

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the Arizona premiere of the international hit play “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” Jan. 3-8.

The cast will feature five actresses, including Loretta Swit, a star of the long-running television comedy “M*A*S*H.”

Tickets are available for $39 or $49 online at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or through the Patron Services Box Office at 480-499-TKTS (8587). A special group discount is available when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

Written by sisters Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is an intimate collection of stories based on the bestseller by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the book, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories to which all women can relate. The show opened in New York City in 2009 at the Westside Theatre, where it has broken that theater’s box-office records, and was honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award and a Broadway.com Audience Award. “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” has been produced in more than eight countries and began its U.S. tour in Chicago in September.

Produced by Daryl Roth and directed by Karen Carpenter, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is performed by a rotating cast of five actresses who perform in five-week cycles. Members of the 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, Swit and Rita Wilson, among others. The complete Scottsdale cast will be announced in December.

Swit became an American icon starring as Major Margaret Houlihan in “M*A*S*H,” one of television’s most honored series. She has earned two Emmy Awards and 10 Emmy nominations as well as the People’s Choice Award, Genie Award, Silver Satellite Award and eight Golden Globe nominations.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

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