Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. The original production in New York was directed by Karen Carpenter. It is organized as a series of monologues and uses a rotating cast of five principal women. The subject matter of the monologues includes women's relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman's life.
Initially a part of the 2008 summer series at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY and then a benefit series at the DR2 Theatre in New York in early 2009, the show has been well-received as an ongoing commercial theatrical production produced by Daryl Roth at the Westside Theatre in New York. The original 2009 Off-Broadway commercial production and its cast received positive critical attention. The production won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play. The show has been performed on five continents and more than eight countries, including a run of over a year in Los Angeles at Geffen Playhouse. It continues to play Off-Broadway and is will begin a national tour in the United States beginning the fall 2011 in Chicago, again directed by Karen Carpenter.