Will Anjelica Huston Read A.R. Gurney's Love Letters on Broadway?

By Carey Purcell
16 Jun 2014

Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
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A revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, a two-character epistolary play, may be heading to Broadway, the New York Times reports.

Producers are aiming to mount the Pulitzer Prize-nominated work at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in the fall, with Tony nominee Gregory Mosher (A View From the Bridge) at the helm.

Love Letters follows the lifelong friendship between the artist Melissa and the politician Andrew. Their story is told through a series of letters, notes and cards exchanged over 50 years.

Love Letters had an Off-Broadway run in 1989, followed by a move to Broadway. A rotating cast played Melissa and Andrew, including John Rubinstein and Stockard Channing, Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst, and Elaine Stritch and Cliff Robertson.



The Times reports that the play hinges mostly on the casting, with one possibility being Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston ("Prizzi's Honor," "Smash").

Lead producers include Nelle Nugent (The Trip to Bountiful), Barbara Broccoli ("Skyfall") and Fred Zollo (Once).