Love Letters, according to press notes, "traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner. Their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written—and what is left unsaid—in their letters."
The work premiered at Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre in 1989 with Joanna Gleason and John Rubenstein and has been performed all around the world. Laura Linney and Steven Weber starred in a television version of the play.
A.R. Gurney's plays also include Black Tie, The Dining Room, The Cocktail Party, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, A Cheever Evening, Sylvia, Ancestral Voices and Buffalo Gal, among others. He is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Rockefeller Award and two Lucille Lortel Awards.
Susan Q. Gallin is the executive producer.
The evening will support The Song Continues. This Weill Music Institute program, part of the Marilyn Horne Legacy at Carnegie Hall, fosters the careers of young singers around the world.
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