Friday, September 19, 2014

Love Letters Opens on Broadway

A revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters opened on Broadway last night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and the reviews are in.  Most reviews focused on the place of letters in today's technologically driven society and the sentimentality of the writing without much comment on the production itself.  That being said, Mia Farrow's performance was universally praised as one of the strongest she's given in recent memory.  The fact that she does not do more stage work is a detriment to the theater community, most reviewers agreed.  Brian Dennehy's performance received much more reserved reviews.  He hit the right tone much of the time, but there was just something lacking in his perf, most people seemed to agree.  Gregory Mosher's staging of the production, however, was universally praised for its simplicity and sentimentality.

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