Love, Loss, and What I Wore is an evening that goes directly to the heart, soul and vanity of every woman, young and old!” — Liz Smith

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, based on Ilene Beckerman’s book, received rave reviews Off Broadway, where it enjoyed a successful three-year run and went on to become an international hit. 92Y in association with Daryl Roth reunite an amazing cast to present a special one-night reading of this touching and funny play.

Casting is subject to change.

Bios

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Lucy DeVito

Lucy DeVito was named in Backstage’s second annual list of 30 actors on “the verge of career breakthroughs” in 2013. Originally from Los Angeles, after studying theater and graduating from Brown University, Lucy moved to New York City where she currently resides.

She most recently starred in Curmudgeons, directed by Danny DeVito, which screened at The Tribeca Film Festival (as well as various international festivals) and was just released on Vimeo. She will next be seen in Taylor Hackford’s film The Comedian, starring Robert DeNiro and Leslie Mann.

Lucy starred opposite Tyler Labine (playing his love interest) for two seasons in the comedy Deadbeat (Hulu). She recurred on Alpha House opposite John Goodman for Amazon and did an episode of Girls.

She is known for her work in movies such as Leaves of Grass, alongside Edward Norton, Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me, Speech & Debate, A Quiet Little Marriage, Syrup, Beware the Gonzo and Just Add Water. Lucy has made appearances in the television shows Girls, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Melissa and Joey.

Onstage, Lucy recently starred in Steel Magnolias opposite Elaine Hendrix, Patricia Richardson, Susan Sullivan and Jessica Walter, directed by Marsha Mason at The Buck's County Playhouse. Previously, she worked with Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron in the original readings of their play Love, Loss, and What I Wore. She performed the play many times in New York at the Westside Theater and in Los Angeles at the Geffen Playhouse. Other plays in which she's performed include In Quietness by Anna Moench, Stefanie Zadravec’s The Electric Baby, Bruce Graham’s Any Given Monday, The Diary of Anne Frank, in which she played Anne, and The Miracle at Naples by David Grimm. She's a member of The Ensemble Studio Theater and Morgan Gould & Friends.

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Carol Kane

Currently Carol Kane can be seen as Lillian (Series Regular) on the NBC for Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and on Gotham as the Penguin’s mother, Gertrude Kapelput.

Kane made her theatrical debut in the 1966 production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Tammy Grimes. Since then she has appeared on the New York Stage both on and Off-Broadway.

Plays include Beth Henley’s Family Week and The Debutante Ball. She co-starred with Gena Rowlands in the John Cassavettes play A Woman of Mystery directed by John Cassavettes. At Lincoln Center for Joe Papp her performances include The Tempest and Macbeth. Plays at Mr. Papp’s Public Theatre include: Wasp and Other Plays by Steve Martin. She starred alongside Shelley Winters on Broadway in The Effect of Gamma Rays, on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

In addition, Kane has been seen on Broadway and Los Angeles, starring as Madame Morrible in Wicked. She was seen as Gingy in Nora and Delia Ephron’s Off-Broadway hit, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the Broadway production of Harvey at the Roundabout and Ian Rickson’s West End production of The Children’s Hour with Keira Knightly, Elisabeth Moss and Ellen Burstyn.

Kane owes her film debut to Mike Nichols in Carnal Knowledge. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best-Actress for her performance in Joan Micklin Silver’s film Hester Street. Other films include: Wedding in White co-starring with Donald Pleasence, The Last Detail for director Hal Ashby, Dog Day Afternoon, director Sidney Lumet, Annie Hall directed by Woody Allen, The Lemon Sisters co-starring Diane Keaton and Kathryn Grody, The Princess Bride, director Rob Reiner, Scrooged director Dick Donner, My Blue Heaven written by Nora Ephron, Racing with the Moon starring Sean Penn and Nicolas Cage, Adams Family Values, When a Stranger Calls, Flashback starring Dennis Hopper, The World’s Greatest Lover co-starring Gene Wilder and The Muppet Movie. Independent films include: Steve Buscemi’s Trees Lounge, Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer, Mike Birbiglia’s Sleep Walk with Me and Clutter.

Television includes: Simka, wife of Latka (Andy Kaufman) on the television series Taxi for which she won two Emmy Awards. Pearl, All is Forgiven, Seinfeld and Chicago Hope (where she garnered another Emmy nomination), and Girls. She was seen as Richard Belzar’s ex-wife on Law & Order: SVU.

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Natasha Lyonne

Successful both on stage and screen, Emmy Nominee Natasha Lyonne is a gifted actress whose creative versatility and talent continue to grow after more than two decades in the industry.

Lyonne recently produced and starred in IFC Midnight’s Antibirth, directed by Danny Perez, co-starring Chloe Sevigny, which released on September 2, 2016. The film stars Lyonne as “Lou,” a partier who spends her days adrift in a druggy haze. Lyonne’s character experiences a bad trip that never ends when she wakes up with symptoms of an unexplained, highly abnormal pregnancy. This independent farce of a horror film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2016. In addition, Lyonne was seen in Clea Duvall’s Intervention, which released on August 26, 2016 and in Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers, which was released on September 2, 2016.

Additionally, Lyonne starred in three films for Netlfix – David Wain’s A Futile & Stupid Gesture starring as Anne Beatts alongside Domhnall Gleeson and Will Forte about the creation of the National Lampoon, Handsome opposite Jeff Garlin and Amy Sedaris, and Girlfriend’s Day co-starring Bob Odenkirk and Amber Tamblyn. Her recent film credits also include Addicted to Fresno alongside Aubrey Plaza and Judy Greer, Sleeping with Other People, opposite Alison Brie, Jason Sudeikis and Adam Scott, and #Horror with Chloe Sevigny and Balthazar Getty. Lyonne appeared in Hello, My Name is Doris, starring Max Greenfield and Sally Field, He’s Way More Famous Than You, starring Ben Stiller, Vanessa Williams, Jesse Eisenberg and Girl Most Likely opposite Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening and Matt Dillon, directed by Shari Springer-Berman & Robert Pulcin, which screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival before being picked up by Lionsgate/Roadside attractions for distribution.

Natasha can also be seen in season four of Orange Is the New Black, a Netflix drama series based on Piper Kerman’s memoir Orange Is The New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison. The original series, created by Jenji Kohan (Weeds). For her portrayal of Nicky, Natasha earned her first Primetime Emmy Nomination in 2014 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, Lyonne’s recent television credits include guest stints on the critically-accaimed Portlandia, Girls and Inside Amy Schumer.

Lyonne is also currently co-producing a series with Amy Poehler for BBC America entitled Zero Motivation. Adapted from the 2014 film by Israeli filmmaker Talya Lavie, the TV series will be a comedy drama written by Tami Sagher about women serving in the Israel Defense Forces.

Lyonne is best known for her acclaimed performances in Slums of Beverly Hills, the beloved comedy directed by Tamara Jenkins, and co-starring Alan Arkin & Marisa Tomei; the coming-of age comedy, But I’m a Cheerleader, with Clea Duvall; Woody Allen’s all-star romantic musical comedy, Everyone Say I Love You, the Holocaust drama, The Grey Zone, directed by Tim Blake Nelson and co-starring David Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino and Steve Buscemi, and David Goyer’s Zig Zag opposite Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo and Oliver Platt. Among her other numerous film credits include roles in the recent independent horror comedy, All About Evil, Blade: Trinity, Die, Mommie, Die!, Party Monster, Kate & Leopold, American Pie, America Pie 2 and Detroit Rock City.

On stage, Lyonne was most recently seen alongside Ethan Hawke in The New Group’s darkly comic Off-Broadway production of Blood from a Stone, written by Thomas Nohilly and directed by Scott Elliott. Previously, Natasha earned critical-acclaim for her adept portrayal of the couch-ridden, heartbroken Grace in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Tigers Be Still, written by Kim Rosenstock and directed by Sam Gold. Among Natasha’s other stage credits include roles in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an intimate collection of monologues and stories by Nora and Delia Ephron, and the familial drama, Two Thousand Years, directed by Scott Elliot and written by the legendary Mike Leigh.

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Rosie O’Donnell

Through the years Rosie O’Donnell has served as America’s best friend and a special inspiration to people of all ages. She was host and executive producer of the critically acclaimed and multiple Emmy Award winning nationally syndicated talk/variety series The Rosie O’Donnell Show, did two co-host stints on ABC’s The View and hosted the critically acclaimed Sirius/XM show, Rosie Radio.

On the big screen, Rosie has starred in A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, Another Stakeout, The Flintstones, Exit to Eden, Now and Then, Beautiful Girls, Harriet the Spy and Wide Awake, to name a few. Her stage credits include the Broadway productions of Grease, Seussical, Fiddler on the Roof, Love, Loss and What I Wore, and the Encores! production of No, No, Nanette. Rosie produced the musical Taboo on Broadway. She most recently produced the stage show, MotherStruck! at the Lynn Redgrave Theater.

O’Donnell has been featured on several prominent TV series including: Will & Grace, Curb Your Enthusiasm, All My Children, Suddenly Susan, Spin City, Sesame Street, Queer as Folk, The Nanny, The Larry Sanders Show, Nip/Tuck, Happily Divorced and Web Therapy to name a few. In 2009, Rosie executive co-produced, co-wrote and starred in the Lifetime Original Film, America. Rosie currently has a reoccurring role as Foster Care mentor, Rita Hendricks on ABC Family’s The Fosters and most recently appeared on the hit CBS show, Mom.

With a strong passion for documentary storytelling and the never-ending search for truth, Rosie has partnered with HBO on several projects. She was the co-executive producer of Rosie’s Family Cruise and A Family is a Family is a Family: A Rosie O’Donnell Celebration and Don’t Divorce Me. Rosie received critical acclaim with her 2015 HBO documentary, Rosie O’Donnell: A Heartfelt Stand Up, in which she took a light hearted approach to sharing personal details of her heart attack and recovery, raising awareness for the rarely discussed, yet massive issue of women’s heart health.

Rosie has also shared her gift for writing with the release of her books: Find Me (2002), Celebrity Detox: (The Fame Game) (2007) and Rosie O’Donnell’s Crafty U (2008).

As a tireless crusader for children, she established the ROSIE’S FOR ALL KIDS FOUNDATION, which has awarded more than $30 million dollars in grants to over 1,500 child-related non-profit organizations to benefit low income families across the country. ROSIE’s THEATER KIDS provides free in-school, after-school and summer instruction in musical theater to the public school children of New York. Rosie received an incredible milestone in philanthropy when she was awarded the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Award at the 2014 Tony Awards for her dedication, commitment and unconditional generosity towards arts education and New York City’s public schools. Rosie’s Theater Kids just received the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award at the White House, given by First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the hit ABC comedy series Black-ish, which airs Wednesday nights. For her role, Ross was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.” Other accolades for her performance include a 2015 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series.”

Ross is best known for her starring role on the hit sitcom Girlfriends which ran for eight seasons on The UPN/CW network. Her role earned her eight NAACP Image Award nominations, including two wins, in the category of “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.” She also starred in and produced the BET series Reed Between the Lines, which won her a third NAACP Image Award.

Ross was also seen in the short film series FIVE, a collection of 5 short films which aired on Lifetime in October 2011. She appeared in Lili, directed by Alicia Keys and produced by Jennifer Aniston and Paula Wagner, among others.

Other credits include turns in Love, Loss, and What I Wore on stage in New York and LA; guest starring roles on ABC's Private Practice, CBS' hit crime drama CSI and HBO's LIFE Support with Queen Latifah; and feature films Hanging Up with Jennifer Connelly and Marcia Gay Harden, and Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls.

This past April, Ross returned to the BET Network to co-host the popular award show, Black Girls Rock, with Regina King for the fourth televised installment.

Recently, Ross is delving into the crevices of her imagination unearthing bold, eccentric and deeply-flawed characters. In crafting these captivating “fictional” women, she allows them to live in the “real” world. For example, Ross has attended New York Fashion Week as two of her characters: Madame Hiver, an extravagant, loveable, alcoholic life-coach to the stars, and Caliope Champignon, an opinionated French fashion blogger who claims to have “created” Barneys New York. Most recently, the grill wearing skeptical rapper TMURDA an internet sensation who made her television debut on BET's Black Girls Rock.

Ross is a dedicated and passionate motivational speaker. She created and teaches “Tapping into Your Creative Well,” a workshop that encourages participants to discover and utilize their inner joy to keep their lives on course. She also works closely with teenage girls by volunteering with Aviva Family and Children Services in Los Angeles and The Big Brother Big Sister Program where she has held self-esteem workshops nationwide.

In 2012, the fashion influencer expanded her vast digital influence by launching her official website, TraceeEllisRoss.com. The lifestyle site utilizes Ross' unique cross-cultural and joyful point of view to inspire the soul, body and mind of her followers. As a proud feminist, Ross utilizes her platform to disrupt the traditional culture of beauty and to teach the importance of self-love and "choicefullness" - a term she coined for being able to make well-informed choices, undetermined by external forces, that work for the chooser.

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  • Love, Loss and What I Wore: Carol Kane, Natasha Lyonne and Rosie O’Donnell

    Date: Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 8 pm

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall

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