Adriane Lenox, Janel Moloney, Joyce Van Patten Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 9/7

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Producer Daryl Roth announced today that Tony Award-winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt), two-time Emmy Award nominee Janel Moloney ("The West Wing") and film and TV veteran Joyce Van Patten will join the upcoming cast of the hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore, beginning Wednesday, September 7 and playing through Sunday, October 2 at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).

They join previously announced cast members Zuzanna Szadkowski ("Gossip Girl") and Ashley Austin Morris ("The Electric Company"). Van Patten replaces Love, Loss alumnae Anne Meara, who, due to scheduling conflicts, can no longer return to the show next month.

Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, opened in October 2009 at The Westside Theatre (407 W 43rd Street), where it's broken all box office records and is about to celebrate its two year anniversary. Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons' friends, and directed by Karen Carpenter, this collection of stories dares to ask "Can't we all just stop pretending anything is ever going to be the new black?" Love, Loss, And What I Wore opens the closet on this and other sartorial queries by using clothes as a metaphor for matters far deeper than the average walk-in closet.

The production, which was honored with a 2010 Drama Desk Award and a Broadway.com Audience Award, is performed by a rotating cast of five all-star actors, who perform in five-week cycles. Members of the rotating cast have included Samantha Bee, Alexis Bledel, Kristin Chenoweth, Tyne Daly, Fran Drescher, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Joan Hart, Carol Kane, Minka Kelly, Stacy London, Jane Lynch, Natasha Lyonne, AnnaLynne McCord, Anne Meara, Rosie O'Donnell, Rhea Perlman, Caroline Rhea, Doris Roberts, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sherri Shepherd, Brooke Shields, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Cobie Smulders, Rita Wilson and many more.

The current cast of Love, Loss, and What I Wore (through Sunday, September 4) includes Marylouise Burke, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ann Harada, Roslyn Ruff and Yeardley Smith. Future cast members include La La Anthony, Maddie Corman and more.

In addition to its New York production, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has played in Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and more and will kick-off its first national tour at Chicago's Broadway Playhouse theatre on September 14, 2011.

The performance schedule for Love, Loss, and What I Wore is as follows: Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets ($79.00) are available via Telecharge.com ( 212-239-6200 ) and in-person at The Westside Theatre Box Office (407 West 43rd Street). Same-day general rush tickets ($25.00, cash only) are available at The Westside Theatre box office, beginning at noon. (Limited to two rush tickets per person. Seats are based on availability; some are limited view.)

Adriane Lenox. Broadway: Doubt, Chicago, Caroline or Change, Kiss Me Kate, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, The Buddy Holly Story, Fascinatin' Rhythm, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Off Broadway: Still Life, Cavedweller, Dinah Was... TV: "30 Rock," "Damages," "Detroit 1-8-7," "Law and Order" (Original, SVU), "Shark," "Royal Pains," "Lipstick Jungle." Film: The Blind Side, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Black Snake Moan, Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Janel Moloney is a two time Emmy nominee, best known for her work as 'Donna Moss' in Aaron Sorkin's "The West Wing." Other TV includes: Showtime's "Brotherhood," Lifetime's "Amber Frye: Witness for the Prosecution," "30 Rock," "House," and "Life on Mars." Films include Armless and Half the Perfect World. She made her Off Broadway debut in Playwright's Horizons' One Hundred Saints You Should Know. After years of living in LA, Moloney now calls New York home.

Joyce Van Patten most recently appeared in the Roundabout Theatre's production of The People in the Picture. Other Broadway appearances include Brighton Beach Memoirs, I Ought to be in Pictures, Rumors, Jake's Women (all Neil Simon); Taller than a Dwarf, More to Love. Lincoln Center: Fair Country, Ring Around the Moon. Signature: The Oldest Profession. MTC: Labor Day. The Public: The Seagull. Chicago: Show Boat. Los Angeles: Ahmanson Theatre: Dead End. Geffen Theatre: Rabbit Hole. Boston: Huntington Theater: The Cherry Orchard. Films include: Grown Ups, Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, This Must Be the Place, Mame, Bad News Bears, St. Elmo's Fire. And lots of TV.

 

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

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