Off-Broadway's Irish Repertory has announced more performances of Love Letters starring Tony winners Matthew Broderick and Laura Benanti. Originally set to run May 30-June 4 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, the show will now run through June 9 with five additional shows.
Evening performances of the A.R. Gurney play will run May 30-June 3 and June 6-9 with matinee performance May 31, June 3, and June 7. The previously scheduled June 4 performance has been cancelled.
Ciarán O’Reilly (Endgame) directs the two-hander drama,a 1988 Pulitzer Prize finalist. It follows Andrew and Melissa, two friends who exchanges letters over the course of their lives from childhood birthday parties to college to marriage and careers. Through its presentation of two character studies, the work explores how revealing what is written—and what isn't—can be.
The run is one of two announced as part of Irish Rep's The Letter Series which kicked off with Dear Liar starring Tony nominee Melissa Errico and David Staller. Inspired by correspondence of fact and fiction that’s stood the test of time, The Letters Series explores the thrill of witnessing great relationships unfold and sometimes shape our history in an age of instant communication.