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B. Smith is back on stage

LINDA ARMSTRONG Special to the AmNews | 5/27/2011, 2:13 p.m.

Reflecting on being in this play, Smith shared that the theater company has held opening parties at her Manhattan restaurant and producer Daryl Roth asked if she would be interested in being in the play. "I told her, 'Definitely.'"

"Love, Loss and What I Wore" is a play that is both funny and touching. When asked how she feels on stage experiencing the levity of the script and the talent of her fellow cast members, Smith replied, "That's what so nice about being in an intimate theater. You feel you are a part of what's going on and that's good for the audience. You can make eye contact. Everybody has sad stories. If you do it right, you feel like you understand," Smith said.

In the production, the five women on stage portray various characters and each has a short story. "I like the small stories because I get to be a couple of different characters, and I like that. I like the fact that we have stories, because it goes faster and the audience is taking away these stories. They are stories that people can relate to," Smith remarked.

Smith is appearing in "Love, Loss and What I Wore" through May 29 only. Explaining why people should come to the show, she said, "Because it's funny and it will make them remem- ber when they were a girl and dating. Memories are great for us and compel us to look towards the future."

Smith is a vision of loveliness to behold. Sharing her secrets to staying in shape and keeping up her energy in her multiple endeavors, she explained that she eats lots of vegetables, fish, turkey burgers and chicken, goes to the health club and walks everywhere.

A role model for young girls, Smith advises that they try many different things, do internships for experience and take a day seminar to see if something that they are interested in is really what they think it is.

Go see Smith in "Love, Loss and What I Wore." Visit tel- echarge.com or call (212) 239- 6200 for tickets.