Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Broadway Revival of Love Letters To Open On Broadway This Fall

Now let me just start off by saying that I know very little about Love Letters except that it is a two person play by A.R. Gurney that first premiered over twenty-five years ago. The show which first opened in New York Off-Broadway prior to moving to Broadway the following year will make it's return to the Great White Way this fall at the Nederlander Theatre. Now we all know that the only time a revival of a play decides to come back to Broadway is because it is usually set to feature a well known television or movie star. Makes sense to me. After all big stars equals big business and when it comes to this show the producers have made sure that there are plenty of big names to go around. Love Letters is set to begin previews on September 13 with opening night scheduled for September 18. What? Only five days of previews? Well considering they are reading letters for the whole show they probably don't need a whole lot of preview time. Here is a list of the actor's who will be performing in the show along with the dates that they will be in it.

September 13-October 10
Brian Dennehy & Mia Farrow
Oct. 11-Nov. 7
Carol Burnett & Brian Dennehy

Nov. 8-Dec. 5
Alan Alda & Candice Bergen
Dec. 6, 2014-Jan. 9, 2015
Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg
Jan. 10-Feb. 1
Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen

Quite the line up don't you think? By the way for those of you that are not familiar with the show here is a brief synopsis about the show from the play's website. back to Broadway featuring some of
Love Letters, according to press notes, is a "disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love. Two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. From second grade, through summer vacations, to college, and well into adulthood, they have spent a lifetime discussing their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, and victories and defeats. But long after the letters are done, the real question remains: Have they made the right choices or is the love of their life only a letter away?"

As of now the show is only on sale thru February 1 but I'm sure if reviews are good and they can keep a rotating cast of stars it could continue much longer. Sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me. Come in for a month and head off to your next project. Not to mention collecting a nice little salary for reading a bunch of letters for a couple of hours a night. Now that's what I call a dream job. Tickets are expected to go on sale in the next couple of weeks so make sure to check back here when they do. Get your tickets to see Love Letters on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre. Until next time theatre fans.

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