WESTWOOD—Florence Henderson continues to be one of the entertainment industry’s most active individuals. Highlights from her strictly current active resume, which is too long to include here, includes her stage appearance in “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” She serves as a rep for Bausch and Lomb, to her self titled “The Florence Henderson Show,” now running on both Direct TV and Comcast for RLTV, as well as the rumors of both an autobiography in the works and potential consideration for several other projects.
Florence says of her current engagement in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, “It’s funny, heart warming and a delight.” Sharing the stage with such noted talents as Meredith Baxter, Paula Christensen, Gina Torres and Marissa Jaret Winokur, Henderson adds, “I simply love, love, love working with the cast. We have bonded and become very close. In fact, we all use the same dressing room.”
Under the direction of Jenny Sullivan, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” is an intimate collection of stories covering some of life’s most poignant moments and their corresponding wardrobe. Scheduled performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. with matinees on both Saturday at 3 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Time is running out to catch this remarkable cast, as it only runs through August 29.
“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is simultaneously running off-Broadway and in Toronto where it is produced by Daryl Roth. Originally directed by Karen Carpenter, the show opened in October 2009 and is still playing to sold-out houses. Cast members have included Samantha Bee, Kristin Chenoweth, Janeane Garofalo, Michele Lee, Natasha Lyonne, Jane Lynch, Rosie O’Donnell and Rita Wilson. Staged with a focus on storytelling, the actresses sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening of humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion.
Named in honor of entertainment mogul and philanthropist David Geffen, who made the initial donation to the theater, The Geffen Playhouse has been a hub of the Los Angeles theater scene since opening its doors in 1995. Noted for its intimacy and celebrated for its world-renowned mix of classic and contemporary plays, provocative new works and musicals, the Geffen Playhouse continues to present a body of work that has garnered national recognition.
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