After just last week announcing that Sierra Boggess and Quincy Tyler Bernstine would be among the new cast members of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” over the next two months, producers have now said the show will close at the end of March.
The long-running off-Broadway show has been playing at the Westside Theatre for about two and a half years, and will have had 1,013 performances when it closes on Sunday, March 25.
Producer Daryl Roth expressed her feelings about the closing of the play, and what it has meant to women during its run.
“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,” she said in a 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 out New York run. The emotional resonance and personal connection people have to this show has been overwhelming.”
The play is presented as a series of monologues by five women, and as mentioned by Roth, the cast regularly changes. Notable cast members during the New York run of the show have included Samantha Bee, Alexis Bledel, Janeane Garofalo, Melissa Joan Hart and Jane Lynch, among many others. Rosie O’Donnell and Tyne Daly also were members of the cast, and both were nominated for Drama Desk awards for their roles in 2010.
Sisters Nora and Delia Ephron wrote the play together, and each is known as an accomplished screenwriter and author. Delia wrote “You’ve Got Mail” and “Betwitched,” while Nora is best known for “Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “Silkwood.”