Spotted: Gossip Girl's Margaret Colin, Avenue Q vet Ann Harada, Broadway regular Mary Testa, 30 Rock actress Anita Gillette and Pauletta Washington will join upcoming casts of the off-Broadway hit Love, Loss and What I Wore. The show, written by Nora and Delia Ephron, continues its run at the Westside Theatre.
Colin and Harada will join previously announced stars Tichina Arnold, Alicia Goranson and Maria Tucci in the November cast. They begin performances November 3 at the Westside Theatre and will remain with the show through December 5.
Beginning December 8, Mary Testa will join previously announced stars Loretta Swit, show veteran Didi Conn, Kate Flannery and a yet to be determined fifth actress. The company will play through January 9.
Anita Gillette and Pauletta Washington will appear January 12-February 13 alongside show veteran Judy Gold. Sabrina La Beauf is on deck to join a cast that will play February 16-March 19. Additional casting will be announced later.
Colin can currently be seen as Eleanor Waldorf on TV's Gossip Girl. She has appeared on Broadway in Old Acquaintance, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Jackie and the 2005 edition of The 24 Hour Plays. Her many other TV credits include Once and Again, One Life to Live, Law and Order, Leg Work and Sibs. Harada created the role of Christmas Eve in Avenue Q and has appeared on Broadway in 9 to 5, Les Miserables, Seussical and M. Butterfly. She recently appeared in off-Broadway's The Kid.
Testa is a Tony nominee for 42nd Street and On the Town. She has also appeared in Xanadu, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, The Rink, Barnum and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
Gillette is a Tony nominee for Chapter Two. Her other Broadway credits include Cabaret, Mr. President, They're Playing Our Song and Show Boat. She is a frequent guest star as Mrs. Lemon on TV's 30 Rock.
Washington appeared in the Broadway revival of August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone and on TV's The Parkers and the TV adaptation of Purlie.
Love, Loss and What I Wore opened October 1, 2009, at the Westside Theatre. The show recently celebrated its one year anniversary.