Barbara Eden & Hal Linden Lead LOVE LETTERS at Ridgefield
TV icons Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie") & Hal Linden ("Barney Miller") star in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm. Don't miss this funny and emotional portrait of the powerful connection of love! The late A.R. Gurney's most famous Broadway production is a sure-fire sentimental evening of star power and supreme acting. This play is part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series. Visit Bernard's (20 West Lane ~ Ridgefield) on the day of the show for a great Prix Fixe Menu. Reservations suggested (203-438-8282). Media partner for this event is WSHU, Connecticut Public Radio.
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?
While most popular for her role as "Jeannie" on the hit television series "I Dream of Jeannie," Barbara Eden has starred in more than 20 theatrical feature films and made-for-television movies, as well as touring in musicals such as The Sound of Music (1965) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1998). Film highlights include Harper Valley PTA (1978) Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984) and Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea (1961).
Song and dance man, Hal Linden began his Broadway career performing in such musicals as On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Subways Are for Sleeping, The Apple Tree and The Pajama Game. He won the 1971 Tony award for his role in The Rothschilds. This led to television roles, his most popular being the police Captain with a heart of gold, of the fictional Greenwich Village 12th precinct, on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s sitcom, "Barney Miller."
Enjoy these two veterans of the stage and screen in one of the most endearing plays of popular theatre at The Ridgefield Playhouse this coming March!
For tickets ($67.50-$117.50), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.