04.06.11 - Love, Loss, and what I wore (Manila, July 2011)


The sensational Off-Broadway show, Love, Loss, and What I Worewritten by sistersNora Ephron (When Harry Met SallySleepless in Seattle) and Delia Ephron (The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsHanging Up), vividly recounts a selection of comic and heartwarming stories from different women who remember key moments in their lives through the clothes they wore. The show is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, and has featured notable actresses such as Jane Lynch (Glee), Rosie O’Donnell, Brooke Shields (Blue Lagoon, Grease), Betty White (Golden Girls), Rita Wilson, Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Fran Drescher (The Nanny),  Jamie Lynn Siegler (The Sopranos and Entourage), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Kathy Najimy  (Sister Act movie series), Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked), to name just a few. Since its debut in 2009 at New York’s Westside Theater, Love, Loss and What I Wore has never failed to garner praise from critics and delight audience members who saw themselves or someone they knew in each funny and poignant tale.  The show won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play.  It has since then been staged in France, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Scandinavia, Los Angeles, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Mexico, Australia, and Paris. Now, it’s the Filipina’s turn to be charmed and moved by these tales of life and fashion as CTE Productions brings the acclaimed off-Broadway hit to Manila with some of the best female artists in the scene today. The Asian premiere cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore includes theater luminary and current Associate Artistic Director of Repertory Philippines, Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, veteran theater actress, writer, and emerging director Cathy Azanza-Dy, TV host, model, performer, and creative visionary Teresa Herrera, thespian and music sensation Bituin Escalante, and acclaimed classical vocalist, theater performer, and executive director for Music Artes Philippines, Jay Valencia-Glorioso.  The show is directed by Theater Down South’s Artistic Director Michael Williams and Cathy Azanza-Dy. Set design is by recent Gawad Buhay  awardee Denis Lagdameo and lighting design is by acclaimed and sought after lighting designer John Batalla.
Menchu Lauchengo-Yulo

Cathy Azanza-Dy
Teresa Herrera

Bituin Escalante

Jay Valencia-Glorioso Love, Loss, and What I Wore will have a one-weekend run only on July 14, 15, 16 and 17 at the RCBC Theater in Makati, Shows are at 8pm with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:30pm. 
Tickets are at Php1,500 for orchestra center, Php1,200 for orchestra side, Php1,000 for loge, and Php500 for balcony. Tickets are available at Ticketworld at 8919999 or log on atwww.ticketworld.com.ph. You may also call 2150788 or 09175378313 or email cteshows@gmail.com.  Join CTE Productions on Facebook for updates about Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Join us in the theater for one memorable night filled with laughter, tears, and a whole lot of style!!!