A revival of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, potentially starring Oscar winner Anjelica Huston, is eyeing Broadway. According to The New York Times, the production may be helmed by Gregory Mosher and open in the fall at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
The play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, focuses on Melissa Gardner, an artist, and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who becomes a senator. Sitting beside one another, the actors read their characters' correspondence with each other over almost 50 years.
Love Letters originally opened off-Broadway in March 1989, starring Kathleen Turner and John Rubinstein. The play changed its cast every week and other notable names that appeared in that incarnation included Victor Garber, Julie Harris, Christopher Reeve and Christopher Walken. The show transferred to Broadway in October of that year, with Lynn Redgrave, John Clark, Stockard Channing and more appearing in the production.
Huston won an Oscar for Prizzi’s Honor. Her many other notable films include Enemies, A Love Story and The Grifters.