Back in April, as part of our Grand Opening Author Series, we hosted a "Girls Night Out" that featured authors Ilene Beckerman (Love, Loss, and What I Wore) and Giulia Melucci (I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti). It was a fun and memorable event and since both of these authors have had exciting book-related news lately, it's time for an update!
Ilene Beckerman's Love, Loss, and What I Wore is coming to the New York stage! Tickets go on sale this week for its limited fall run at off- Broadway's Westside Theatre. Based on Ilene's book, the show, a collection of vignettes and monologues, is written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. Three different (five-member) casts will perform the play in four-week cycles. Cast members include Samantha Bee, Kristin Chenoweth, Tyne Daly, Katie Finneran, Rosie O'Donnell, Mary Louise Wilson, and Rita Wilson. The show will be in previews beginning September 21st, with opening night set for October 1st (the show will run for 12 weeks). This is a MUST for me. Also a must is congratulating Ilene!
Giulia Melucci, too, has been busy, with her fabulous book, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti making the global rounds. Though the cover has gone through some (um) interesting changes, what hasn't changed are the resoundingly great reviews for her story and her recipes! This is one of my favorite all-around books. Comfort. Comfort. Comfort. (And smiles.) Congratulazioni, Giulia!
(Covers: United States., Great Britain, Germany, The Netherlands...and, to be continued...)