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Love Letters - Broadway

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LOVE LETTERS 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?

Directed by Gregory Mosher, LOVE LETTERS will open Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 7pm, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, who will be followed by casts of stars in strictly limited engagements that include Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Carol Burnett, Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. Diana Rigg is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. LOVE LETTERS is produced by Nelle Nugent, Barbara Broccoli, Fredrick Zollo, Olympus Theatricals, Kenneth Teaton and Colleen Camp.

Schedule

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

(New York, NY)
256 W. 47th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Love Letters


The Muted Melancholy Between the Lines - New York Times
I had a suspicion that Mr. Gurney's play, first seen in New York in 1989 and trotted out regularly since then at regional and amateur theaters the world over, might by now feel as dated as the means by which its characters trade their thoughts. I also thought I detected a little cynicism in bringing what is essentially a staged reading to Broadway, sprucing it up with big names, and charging roughly $140 for a top-price ticket. But before long, my qualms began to erode under the sweet, sad spell of Mr. Gurney's deceptively simple and quietly moving play. As performed by a sterling Mr. Dennehy, playing the rock-solid, letter-loving Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, and an utterly extraordinary Ms. Farrow, as the flighty, unstable and writing-averse Melissa Gardner, Mr. Gurney's intimate drama gains steadily in power, as life keeps ripping away at the seams of its characters' well-tailored existences. The play's means may be economical, but it etches a deep portrait of life's painful vicissitudes.

Theater review: 'Love Letters' - Bergen Record
The grip it maintains for much of its 90 minutes is partially due to Gurney's shrewd employment of tried-and-true dramatic elements. The passage of time - people going from youth to late middle age - is always poignant. And so is the notion of two individuals failing to recognize the true love they're meant to share. But the playwright also deserves credit for a crisp, amusing and actor-friendly script. He gives skilled performers such as Farrow and Dennehy the opportunity, under limiting circumstances, to bring characters to vivid life.


 

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by Walter McBride - December 15, 2014
The critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, directed by Gregory Mosher played its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street), yesterday, December 14, 2014, where it will have played 6 preview and 95 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the closing night marquee.
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2014
The critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, directed by Gregory Mosher plays its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street), today, December 14, 2014, where it will have played 6 preview and 95 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through LOVE LETTERS' run on Broadway!
by TV News Desk - December 10, 2014
Legendary actors Candice Bergen and Alan Alda stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss working together for the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS.
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2014
The critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS, directed by Gregory Mosher will plays its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street), Sunday, December 14, 2014, where it will have played 6 preview and 95 regular performances.
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2014
Following the Tuesday, December 16, 7pm performance of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS, London's Pulitzer Prize winning publication, The Guardian, will sponsor an intimate post-show talkback featuring current stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street).
by Walter McBride - November 15, 2014
Love Letters began performances on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and officially opened Thursday, September 18, 2014 to critical acclaim, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, and now stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen in a strictly limited engagement through Thursday, December 18, at theBrooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Bergen in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 15, 2014
Love Letters began performances on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and officially opened Thursday, September 18, 2014 to critical acclaim, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, and now stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen in a strictly limited engagement through Thursday, December 18, at theBrooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). The Alda/Bergen cast of Love Letters will be followed by limited engagements of award winning stars of the stage and screen that will include Stacy Keach&Diana Rigg and Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen. Diana Rigg is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. BroadwayWorld was there for Alda and Bergen's first official night, and you can check out interviews with the show's new stars below!
by Walter McBride - November 14, 2014
Love Letters began performances on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and officially opened Thursday, September 18, 2014 to critical acclaim, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, and now stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen in a strictly limited engagement through Thursday, December 18, at theBrooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Alda in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - November 14, 2014
Love Letters began performances on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and officially opened Thursday, September 18, 2014 to critical acclaim, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, and now stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen in a strictly limited engagement through Thursday, December 18, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2014
Love Letters began performances on Saturday, September 13, 2014 and officially opened Thursday, September 18, 2014 to critical acclaim, starring Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow, and now stars Alan Alda and Candice Bergen in a strictly limited engagement through Thursday, December 18, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).
by TV News Desk - November 13, 2014
Two entertainment legends, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about working together for the first time in their careers in Broadway's LOVE LETTERS.
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2014
Thirteen more performances have been added to see Alan Alda and Candice Bergen's limited run in A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Lost Lake, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, featuring Oscar nominee John Hawkes (The Sessions, Winter's Bone) and Tracie Thoms (Rent, "Cold Case"), officially opens tomorrow night, November 11 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
by BWW News Desk - November 9, 2014
Today, November 9, 2014, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen will begin their limited run in A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Directed by Gregory Mosher, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen will star in LOVE LETTERS for 4 weeks only, through Friday, December 5, and their run will be followed by limited engagements of award winning stars of the stage and screen that will include Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg and Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen. Diana Rigg is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen will begin their limited run in A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Directed by Gregory Mosher, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen will star inLOVE LETTERS for 4 weeks only, through Friday, December 5, and their run will be followed by limited engagements of award winning stars of the stage and screen that will include Stacy Keach & Diana Rigg and Anjelica Huston & Martin Sheen. Diana Rigg is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association.
by BWW News Desk - November 4, 2014
According to the Wall Street Journal, current Love Letters star Carol Burnett is writing a book about her career-making '60s and '70s CBS variety show. She revealed the project during an event with Rosie O'Donnell at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on November 2.
by Walter McBride - November 3, 2014
There are only seven more performances left to see Carol Burnett and Brian Dennehy in A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, Love Letters, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Sunday, November 9, 2014, Alan Alda and Candice Bergen will begin their limited run in the critically acclaimed production. Below, check out photos of the new marquee at the Brooks Atkinson!