The actors, who sizzled in Erich Segal’s 1970 romantic tragi-drama which became one of the highest grossing films in U.S. history, will open a theatrical tour of Love Letters in July at Fort Lauderdale s Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
In Love Letters, the critically acclaimed Broadway play by A.R. Gurney, O’Neal, 73, and MacGraw, 76, play a couple from similar backgrounds who meet while they are young yet take different paths in live. Throughout a 50 year friendship, marriages and families with other people, they can t let go of that initial chemistry.
In Love Story, the classic 1970 film, O’Neal and MacGraw play Ivy League college students from very different backgrounds. They fall deeply in love, get married and were about to start a family when they learn that MacGraw s character is dying of cancer. No one left the movie theater dry-eyed.
After playing on stage for a week in Fort Lauderdale, Love Letters, will travel around the U.S. to Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, Dallas, Baltimore and more cities to be named.