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The 2014-2015 Broadway Season

Love Letters
A. R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances is a disarmingly funny and unforgettably emotional portrait about the powerful connection of love.

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Opening Night - September 18 2014
Final Performance - December 14 2014
Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy in A. R. Gurney's <i>Love Letters.</i>Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy in A. R. Gurney's Love Letters.


Andrew Makepeace Ladd III wrote his first letter to Melissa Gardner to tell her she looked like a lost princess. They were both seven years old. For the next 50 years, through personal triumphs and despair, through wars and marriages and children and careers, they poured out the secrets of their hearts to each other. They defied a fate that schemed to keep them apart, and lived – through letters – for the one most meaningful thing, their undying love for each other.


  • This production of Love Letters featured pair of stars playing limited 3-6 week runs. The Tony-eligible opening night cast included Brian Dennehy & Mia Farrow. They were followed by Carol Burnett & Brian Dennehy, and Alan Alda & Candice Bergen.
  • Playwright A. R. Gurney himself performed in the first reading of Love Letters, opposite Holland Taylor, which took place at the New York Public Library.


Love Letters debuted in 1988 at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, followed in March 1989 by an Off Broadway staging at the Promenade Theatre. In October 1989 the play opened at Broadway’s Edison Theatre.


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Revised April 22, 2015


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