The storyline is a lifetime of shared friendship, emotions, narrative and love through the penned art of letter writing to one another. In a series of cast changes throughout its Broadway run since September, Love Letters has and will star veteran actor pairings such as Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy, Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen and Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg. Today's production featured Alan Alda and Candice Bergen, who's performances were charming and emotionally-riveting.
I attended the show solo, as my sister cancelled last minute, which was a new experience for me. I must say, if there was ever a show that lent itself to watching alone, this drama was it. Comprised of rich dialog, both serious and humorous, the audience learns of each of these characters' enduring love for one another, as their life paths take them in different directions over a fifty year period.
The performances of Ms. Bergen and Mr. Alda were moving and I found myself captivated for the full 90 minutes.
Having not seen a drama in a while, Love Letters was a nice change of pace and I recommend catching one of the performances during its Broadway run through February 15, 2015.
Brooks Atkinson Theatre
260 West 47th Street
New York, NY
Alan Alda and Candice Bergen: Nov. 9 to Dec. 18
Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg: Dec. 19 to Jan. 9
Anjelica Huston and Martin Sheen: Jan. 10 to Feb. 15.
Actors that have previously paired in Love Letters:
Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow
Brian Dennehy and Carole Burnett