Tony Winner Rita Moreno Lands Role in New Amy Poehler Pilot "Old Soul"

News   Tony Winner Rita Moreno Lands Role in New Amy Poehler Pilot "Old Soul"
Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner Rita Moreno has landed a leading role in the NBC comedy pilot "Old Soul," according to

Co-created and executive-produced by Amy Poehler, Josh Bycel and Jonathan Fener, the series stars Natasha Lyonne.

David Wain directs the single-camera comedy.

"Old Soul," according to Deadline, centers on a "reformed wild child Nadia (Lyonne) who has a business caring for the elderly and feels she has more in common with her colorful old clients than she does with people her age." Moreno will play a client named Rita, who is described as "a sexy old gal and ... flamboyant, larger-than-life Broadway vet who has been happily married to her writing partner/husband for over 50 years."

The singing actress was most recently seen on stage in the critically acclaimed, extended engagement of Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, a music-kissed biographical show, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Read more about Rita Moreno's theatrical history at the Playbill Vault.

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