The stage and screen stars are the latest actors to be part of Gurney's much-produced play, "the story of the lifelong love and friendship between Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner -- a story told completely through the reading of the correspondence they kept up from childhood thank-you notes and post cards from summer camp through school days, wartime, other loves, and the fullness of life's high and lows," according to press notes. Dussault played Maria in The Sound of Music on Broadway in 1962 and was twice nominated for Tony Awards for her work in Do Re Mi and Bajour. She was the first co-host of "Good Morning America" and appeared in television's "Too Close for Comfort," "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Love Boat."
Hedison performed in A Month in the Country, directed by Sir Michael Redgrave and starring Uta Hagen. He is known for his film and television work in "The Fly," the television series "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," and long-running characters on the soap operas "Another World" and "The Young and the Restless."
For tickets call (732) 263-6889 or visit www.monmouth.edu/shadowlawnstage. The Pollak Theatre is located at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue in West Long Branch, NJ.