Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss... began performances Off-Broadway Oct. 1, 2009. Karen Carpenter directed the play "about clothes and the memories they trigger."
The final Off-Broadway cast includes Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Master Class, Love Never Dies), Joyce van Patten (The People in the Picture, Brighton Beach Memoirs), Karyn Quackenbush (Blood Brothers, Imaginary Friends), Erica Watson ("Precious") and Ally Walker ("The Protector").
"Being able to share the intimate collection of stories in Love, Loss, and What I Wore with audiences all over the world, and see it find its place in the cultural landscape, has been incredibly fulfilling," Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth said in a previous statement. "I am very proud of how many women this production has touched – both on stage and off. We have had 32 rotating casts, and 120 actresses have participated during our New York run. The emotional resonance and personal connection people have to this show has been overwhelming."
Love, Loss… recently concluded a Chicago run and was seen at the Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles in 2010. It will return to Paris for an encore engagement. Productions have also been staged in Cape Town, the Philippines, Sydney and Toronto.
The design team includes Jo Winiarski (scenic design), Ren LaDassor (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Walter Trarbach (sound design) and Maria Verel (make-up design). The Westside Theatre is located at 407 West 43rd Street in Manhattan.