84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff, directed by Colleen Batson.
Spanning a twenty year period from 1949, this true story is based on the dramatization of business letters between Helene Hanff, a young, struggling writer in New York and Frank Doel, the owner of an antiquarian book store in London. In a sense, these are also love letters. They are about the love of good literature.
The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff (played on Broadway by Ellen Burstyn) first writes to Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending “care packages” to the staff of Marks & Co.
“Charming, charming, charming….A gently touching of hands across the sea chronicle, sentimental in the best sense of the word.” – The New York Daily News
“Warm, moving, civilized. A wonderful evening on Broadway.” – WABC TV
Please note: Some performances are being sold to full capacity, with no separation between bookings, while other performances are being sold at reduced capacity to allow for separation. There will also be differences in how the bar operates. When you book your tickets, please choose the style of performance you prefer.
|Megan Wells/Maxine Stuart
|Other roles will be voiced by the cast