Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Stars of ‘Love Letter’ and ‘LA Legal’ at the Gracie Theater

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Stars of 'Love Letter' and 'LA Legal' at the Gracie Theater

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Stars of ‘Love Letter’ and ‘LA Legal’ at the Gracie Theater


Bangor – Popular “LA Law” stars and real-life couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker will perform Pulitzer Prize-nominated AR Gurney play on Saturday, February 12 at 5 p.m. “Love Letter”, ushering in Valentine’s Day. Gracie Theater at Husson University. The 96-show Broadway show features a star-studded cast that currently stars the former “LA Law” star. In the TV series, they portrayed characters who were married to each other. The couple, who had been married for 13 years before starring in “LA Law,” recently celebrated their golden anniversary.

“‘Love Letter’ is about the lives and love of two friends. It’s fun, it’s touching, and it’s a great way to spend an evening with someone you care about,” said Jeri Misler, artistic director of the Gracie Theatre ) Say. “Fans will be delighted to know they can enjoy ‘Champagne with the Stars’ for $20 a pair after the show!”

“Love Letter,” written in 1988, opened on March 27, 1989, at the Off-Broadway Promenade Theater. The show was directed by John Tillinger and originally starred Katherine Turner and John Rubinstein. Later that year, it opened at 96 shows on Broadway at the Edison Theater, starring Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst. Other performers in the Broadway production include Lynn Redgrave and John Clark; Stockard Channing and John Rubinstein; Jane Curtin and Edward Herman; Kate Nelligan and David Dukes; Polly Bergen and Robert Vaughan; Timothy Hutton and Elizabeth McGovern; Swoosie Kurtz and Richard Thomas; Elaine Stritch and Cliff Robertson; Nancy Marchand and Fritz Weaver; and Robert Foxworth and Elizabeth Montgomery.

The show centers on two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, who were born in positions of wealth and status. After being friends since childhood, they started a lifelong correspondence. Starting with birthday party thank you notes and summer camp postcards, they share confidence as they grow. Over time, the connection between the two became stronger. What is created is an evocative, moving, and often amusing account of their lives and love.

In addition to being a five-time Emmy nominee and a Golden Globe winner, Jill Eikenberry has appeared on multiple Broadway shows, including “Moonchildren,” “All Over Town,” and “Watch on The Rhine.” Her film credits include “Between the Lines,” “Butch and Sundance,” “Arthur,” “The Rich Kid,” “Hidden in Sight,” and “The Manhattan Project.”

Over the past 50 years, Michael Tucker has performed in a variety of theatrical, television and film productions. He is best known for his eight-year tenure on the TV series Los Angeles Law. Tucker’s film credits include Woody Allen’s “Radio Day” and “The Purple Rose of Cairo”; Barry Levinson’s “Diner” and “Tin Men”; and Paul Mazursky’s “Unmarried Woman.”

Fans of “LA Law” will love seeing the stars up close. In addition to the show, patrons can enjoy some “Champagne with the Stars” after the show for an additional $20.00 per couple.

Tickets for “Love Letter” are $26.50 to $42.50 and can be purchased by calling the Graciet Theater Box Office at 207-941-7888 or visiting the theater’s website gracietheatre.com.

Gracie’s season was made possible with the support of Bangor Savings Bank. The theater also thanks other show sponsors for their generous support throughout the season, including Downeast Toyota, Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery, the Mimi Foundation and PepsiCo.

Completed in October 2009, The Gracie is Husson University’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts. This beautiful 500-seat theater is considered one of Maine’s premier performance venues. In addition, The Gracie serves as a learning platform for NEC students in digital audio, mixing, set design and construction, lighting, performance, and electronics.

For more than 120 years, Husson University has demonstrated its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders for tomorrow’s challenges through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to providing affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has become a preeminent value in higher education. The hallmarks of a Husson education include advanced knowledge delivered through quality business education programs; health and education; pharmacy research; science and humanities; and communication. According to a U.S. News & World Report analysis of tuition and fees, Husson University is one of the most affordable private universities in New England. For more information on educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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