Hello Library Hotel Collection friends and family, Have you been planning on taking in a Broadway show on your next trip to New York? Let us help you pick out the perfect show to fit your likes. Our Theatre Critic in Residence, Shari on the Aisle, passes on her expert insights on one of the Broadway favorites of this season, Love Letters. We hope this play will bring you through a whirlwind of emotions, with its hilarious style and romantic undertones as you become entranced into lives of two friends and their connections.
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
256 W. 47th St. Between 7th and 8th Avenue
Lead Cast: Candice Bergen (Melissa Gardner), Alan Alda (Andrew Makepeace Ladd III) (through 12-18)
Upcoming Cast: Diana Rigg/Stacy Keach, 12-19 through 1-19; Angelica Huston/Martin Sheen, 1-10 through 2-15)
Playwright: A. R. Gurney
Director: Gregory Mosher
In a Nutshell: This 1988 play by A.R. Gurney was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Often revived with rotating pairs of stars, it was first performed at the New York Public Library, starring the playwright and Holland Taylor. The action unfolds as the two actors sit next to each other at a table and read a lifetime of letters written to each other, beginning in second grade and spanning 50 years, as the lifelong friends share their secrets, dreams, frustrations, joys, and heartbreak.