Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Love, Loss, and What I Wore {Review}

What do you get when you put a group of phenomenal women on stage, all dressed up in black, recounting stories of how different outfits have affected their lives?

A hit Off-Broadway show called, Love, Loss, and What I Wore!

A couple weeks ago, I was invited to see this show, and can I just say... wowsa! At some points, I laughed so hard that I almost cried. The show was written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, and opened in October 2009 at the charming Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), where it has broken all box office records.

And I can see why. Although the stories that the ladies are recounting are personal, they are so relatable. When the women are not dishing about finding the "right" bra (we've all been there), trying on different pieces in the dressing room (is it me, or are those mirrors in dressing rooms the enemy?), or the perfect prom dress (it can make or break a young girls' experience), they are telling hilarious stories about a woman's purse (because, you know, we carry everything around in there).

And while they're at it, they are asking of one thing from us: "Can't we all just stop pretending anything is ever going to be the new black?"


Interestingly enough, the ladies all wear black dresses while recounting their clothing tales, which clearly serves as a metaphor. In fact, the entire show is a metaphor because it's no secret that the right (or wrong!) outfit can be the deciding factor in how we feel about ourselves at critical moments. And it's always funny how we'll always remember what we were wearing during those defining moments.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore captures all of that. And more. If you're in the NYC area, grab your gals and head to the Westside Theatre before March 25th, which is when the show's run will be over.  I'm glad I was able to see it because it's one that I didn't want to miss.

And I am so grateful to Playtime for allowing me to see the show. Playtime is a non-for-profit program that provides culture, arts, and childcare for kids while their parents enjoy the theatre. Who says parents only have to see child-oriented shows? Not I! And not Playtime! They exist all in the love of theatre so be sure to check them out!

{Disclosure: I was provided with complimentary tickets to the play via Playtime and MamaDrama in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}


  1. In the West Indies one always wears Black to funerals and so forth. Lovely review. Added to my list for my forthcoming New York trip;-)

  2. I really like Nora does a whole bunch of different things...sounds like an awesome play. I haven't seen a play in ages!!

  3. So true...every season it's like, "Orange is the new Black!" No, black is a classic and will be around. Orange will not! :) - Bicultural Mama

  4. I've heard this play is SO good!!! Will try & get to it before the 25th!


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