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Full October cast announced for “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”

Contact: Rick Miramontez / Molly Barnett
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“ L O V E , L O S S, A N D W H A T I W O R E ”


New York, NY (9/28/2011) – Producer Daryl Roth announced today that three-time Tony Award nominee Dee Hoty (Footloose; Mamma Mia) and TV and stage regulars Samantha Mathis (American Psycho; 33 Variations) and Concetta Tomei (“Providence”; Lincoln Center’s Clean House), will join the next cast of the hit Off Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Current cast member Zuzanna Szadkowski (“Gossip Girl”) will stay on, also joining previously announced actress and TV personality La La Anthony (“La La’s Full Court Life”) in a run that begins Wednesday, October 5 through November 6, 2011 at the Westside Theatre (407 West 43 Street).

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 now in its third smash year. 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, Emmanuelle Chriqui, 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, October 2) includes Adriane Lenox, Janel Moloney, Ashley Austin Morris, Joyce Van Patten and Zuzanna Szadkowski.

In addition to its New York production, Love, Loss, and What I Wore recently kicked off a national tour at the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, where it plays through December 4, 2011 and has played in Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney and more.

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.)


Alani (La La) Anthony can currently be seen in “La La’s Full Court Life” on VH1. She most recently starred in the hit film, Gun and can be seen in the film Think Like a Man next year. La La has her own production company, Krossover Productions, which produced the critically acclaimed “Tyson.” TV: “La La’s Full Court Wedding,” “Total Request Live” (host), “CSI” and “Charm School.”

Dee Hoty earned three Tony Nominations for starring roles in Footloose, Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Will Rogers Follies and also starred as Donna on Broadway and First National Tour of Mamma Mia! Other Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie, City Of Angels (Outer Critics Nomination), Me and My Girl, Big River, Five O'Clock Girl, Shakespeare's Cabaret. Highlights: Tours of 9 to 5, Barnum, Doctor Dolittle, also Follies (PaperMill), STORMY WEATHER (Barrymore & Ovation Awards). Otterbein College, proud Equity member, deehoty.com.

Samantha Mathis. Broadway: 33 Variations, The Man Who Had All the Luck. Regional: 33 Variations (Ahmanson), Uncle Vanya (Intiman), Collected Stories (Geffen). Film includes Pump Up the Volume, This Is My Life, The Music of Chance, How to Make An American Quilt, The Thing Called Love, Jack & Sarah, Little Women, The American President, Broken Arrow, American Psycho, Believe in Me. Upcoming: The New Daughter, The Chaos Theory, Lebanon. TV includes “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Lost,” “Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,” “Salem’s Lot,” “The Mists of Avalon,” “Law & Order: SVU” and “CI.”

Zuzanna Szadkowski plays Dorota in the CW’s hit drama “Gossip Girl” and was voted #7 in Rolling Stone’s “50 Reasons to Watch TV.” Other TV credits include “Guiding Light,” “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Theater credits include Olly's Prison at A.R.T., directed by Robert Woodruff, and Spring Awakening in Moscow. Zuzanna received a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.F.A. in acting from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute at Harvard.

Concetta Tomei. Broadway: Cyrano opposite Kevin Kline, The Elephant Man opposite David Bowie, Noises Off, Goodbye Fidel. Lincoln Center: The Clean House; Public Theater: Richard III (Bayfield Award); original cast of The Normal Heart, Fen, A Private View. Off-Broadway: Cloud Nine. Mark Taper Forum: Romance Language. ACT: Mrs. Warren’s Profession. TV: “Necessary Roughness,” “Rubicon,” “Weeds,” “Nip/Tuck,” “Providence,” “China Beach,” “The Closer” and more than fifty other roles. Film: Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Deep Impact, Out to Sea, The Muse, View From the Top. Graduate: University of Wisconsin and Goodman Theatre School.


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