Linda Gray to Star in U.K. World Premiere of Terms of Endearment

News   Linda Gray to Star in U.K. World Premiere of Terms of Endearment "Dallas" star Linda Gray will appear in the world premiere stage adaptation of the acclaimed film "Terms of Endearment."

The bittersweet comedy, best known as the 1983 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine, will premiere at the York Theatre Royal Aug. 24.

Dan Gordon's stage version is based on Larry McMurty's original novel and James L. Brooks' screenplay. David Taylor directs, with designs by Julie Godfrey. After its debut, the production will tour a further ten venues until Dec. 1 prior to a planned West End opening.

Joining Gray in the cast will be Surranne Jones (A Few Good Men) and John Bowe (RSC credits include As You Like It, Richard II and Hamlet).

Gray is best known for her portrayal of Sue Ellen in the long- running TV series "Dallas." She recently starred as Mrs. Robinson in the stage version of The Graduate in the West End and on Broadway.

Described as a heartfelt comedy drama, Terms of Enderament explores the tumultuous relationship between Aurora (Gray), devoted but opinionated mother, and her often pregnant and always headstrong daughter, Emma (Jones). As Aurora struggles to impose order on her wayward daughter's chaotic life, she finds her own taking an unexpectedly thrilling turn: she falls deeply in love for the first time in her life. Alas, Garrett (Bowe) seems to be as much a cad as her daughter's husband and only when tragedy strikes the family is he revealed as a man with a heart of gold.

The run at the York Theatre Royal ends Sept. 15 prior to the U.K. tour.

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