Think of it as Trading Spaces, Broadway Edition! The upcoming productions of Love Letters and Honeymoon in Vegas are swapping theaters. Love Letters, which was set to play the Nederlander Theatre, will now begin performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on September 13. Meanwhile, Honeymoon in Vegas will now play the Nederlander beginning November 18 (instead of the previously announced Brooks Atkinson). The venue switch, which brings the musical to the larger house and the play to the more intimate space, will not affect the start or opening dates for either production.
A.R. Gurney's Love Letters follows two friends, rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III have exchanged notes, cards and letters with each other for over 50 years. The play will open with Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow. The two will be followed by stars including Alan Alda, Candice Bergen Carol Burnett, Anjelica Huston, Stacy Keach, Diana Rigg and Martin Sheen. Gregory Mosher will direct.
Honeymoon in Vegas, which features a score by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Andrew Bergman, tells the story of Jack Singer (Rob McClure), a commitment-phobe who finally proposes to his girlfriend Betsy (Brynn O’Malley). The couple heads to Vegas to get hitched, but when the smooth talking gambler Tommy Korman (Tony Danza) falls head over heels for Betsy, he arranges for Jack to lose big in a poker game so he can claim the bride-to-be as his own girlfriend. The Gary Griffin-helmed production also features Nancy Opel, Matthew Saldivar and David Josefsberg.
Tickets that were purchased prior to the venue changes will automatically be issued for the production’s respective new home.