Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, Wife Welcomes Love Letters Stars To Dallas

Love Letters
From left: Mayor Rawlings, Ali MacGraw, Miki Rawlings and Ryan O'Neal

Mayor Mike Rawlings and Micki Rawlings welcomed Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal to Dallas for their two-week tour with “Love Letters.” Ms. MacGraw received yellow roses and O’Neal was given a Stetson hat.

The duo who first broke our hearts as Jenny and Oliver in “Love Story” have been reunited for a touring production of A. R. Gurney’s poignant “Love Letters.” After opening to an appreciative audience April 22, the classic play will be onstage at the Winspear for two weeks. Tickets start at $30.

“Love Letters” is the tale of two friends since childhood whose love for each other is told by the letters they write over a 50 year periods. Even though their paths go in different directions, they always write to each other. It makes you realize what an art letter writing is, even though it now seems to be a lost art.

Following their red carpet appearance April 21, the stars also helped WFAA’s Ron Corning introduce AT&T’s new Broadway season for an audience of subscribers. The new season kicks off August 16-28 with “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” followed by the 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” Sept. 20-Oct. 2.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time will open Jan. 11, running through Jan. 22, 2017. “Something Rotten!” will run June 13-25, 2017, followed by “Finding Neverland” July 11-23, 2017. Two specials were also announced: “The Book of Mormon” runs Dec. 20-31, and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” Feb. 7-12, 2017.

Season subscriptions are available now at www.atpac.org.


Theatre Three has also announced their new season, which features seven productions, plus a curtain raiser. The new season features three musicals, The Wedding Singer, Passing Strange and A Little Night Music; two premieres by Texan playwrights, Day Light and Laugh; and The Novelist, Susan and God, and Psycho Beach Party (special curtain raiser). All Theatre Three productions are performed on the Norma Young Arena Stage at Theatre Three.

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Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt is an award-winning journalist with 40+ years of experience as a writer and editor. She loves live performances, from country music concerts to Broadway musicals to community theatre productions. Holt also enjoys art and cultural festivals, and good food and wine. She’s toured Amsterdam, London, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and various cities in Mexico but looks forward to visiting even more countries. She has traveled by boat, plane, and train, but especially likes taking long road trips across the U.S. with her husband, retired history professor Durhl Caussey. They enjoy meeting friendly people, learning about different cultures, and visiting historic sites wherever they go.