The roster of screen stars coming to Broadway this fall got a lot longer with the announcement of ‘Love Letters,’ opening this September. The bittersweet play tells the story of two lifelong friends through the letters they have written to each other over the course of five decades. There are just two performers (one male and one female). Through the run the play will feature a revolving cast including Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, Carol Burnett, Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen.
Love Letters was written by A.R. Gurney and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It first played Off-Broadway in 1989, also with a revolving cast (Kathleen Turner and John Rubenstein opened). The show transferred to Broadway later that year starring Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards. It has since been translated into 24 languages and performed in 40 countries.
Love Letters will play at the Nederlander Theatre on 41st Street, the current home to Newsies, which is scheduled to close on August 24.
Here is the current lineup:
Saturday, September 13, 2014, through Friday, October 10, 2014
Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow
Saturday, October 11, 2014, through Friday, November 7, 2014
Carol Burnett and Brian Dennehy
Saturday, November 8, 2014 through Friday, December 5, 2014
Alan Alda and Candice Bergen
Saturday, December 6, 2014, through Friday, January 9, 2015
Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg
Saturday, January 10, 2015, through Sunday, February 1, 2015
Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen