Richard Armitage announces that he will star in Love, Love, Love, July 14, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #938)

What is a fangirl to do?  She has a post already written and ready to build, then the exquisitely talented British Actor Richard Armitage shares his big big big NYC theatre news.  Switch gears, of course!  Ha!

Here is what we know:

Richard Armitage announced via Twitter that he will star in the NYC Off Broadway Roundabout Theatre play Love Love Love:
LoveLoveLove--Play--RichardArmitage-announces-participation_Jul1316RCATweet

Screenshots are so helpful—especially these days when tweets are so … ephemeral.  *wink*

 

And here is the Roundabout Theatre tweet:
RoundaboutTheatre-makes-LoveLoveLove-announcement_Jul1316RATtweet

The Roundabout Theatre’s sight also shared a brief opening plot synopsis:

“London, 1967. Beatlemania is in full effect, the “Me” generation is in its prime and Kenneth and Sandra have the world at their fingertips. It’s the summer of love, and that’s all they need. But what will happen when the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fade away and these boomers have babies of their own?”

 

Richard also shared links to the Broadway World site’s article about the play that shows the five character lead cast:
LoveLoveLove--play--article-inBroadwayWorldCom_Jul1316viaRCAtweetThe Love, Love, Love play cast are (left to right above, not as listed below):  Zoe Kazan, Alex Hurt, Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan, and Ben Rosenfield.

“Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the complete cast of Mike Bartlett’s (King Charles III) new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer. The cast includes Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Alex Hurt (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Zoe Kazan (The Seagull), Ben Rosenfield (“Boardwalk Empire”) and two-time Tony nominee Amy Ryan (“The Office,” A Streetcar Named Desire). The production is part of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary Season.

Love, Love, Love begins preview performances on September 22, 2016 and opens officially on October 19, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through December 18, 2016.”

And, not to be outdone, the gold standard—or at least, silver—The Hollywood Reporter also shares the tweet with their Love, Love, Love play article link (with pictures left to right of Armitage, Kazan, and Ryan):
TheHollywoodReporter--LoveLoveLove-cast-announced_Jul1316

And assuming the play’s director Michael Meyer doesn’t Yankicize the play, Brit Richard Armitage will get to use his British accent.  Sighhh!  Oh, and here is some basic plot info:

“The play begins in a North London flat in the late 1960s amid a haze of rock and reefer, then skips forward to cover four decades, reflecting on the changing political, economic and social realities of a world that steers the baby-boomer generation from passion to paranoia.”

Okay, the play’s plot is a bit more complicated than that.  But hey!  Its THR, they do films mostly.  And the film industry likes concise marketing taglines.  So a Love, Love, Love’s play marketing tagline could be, hipsters become oldsters with youngsters?

And then Broadway com also shared an article about the play Love, Love, Love—featuring Richard Armitage and Amy Ryan:

“The London-set play weaves through four decades to tell the story of Kenneth (Armitage) and Sandra (Ryan), who connect over their love for marijuana and rock (amongst other things) when Sandra goes on a date with Kenneth’s brother Henry (Hurt) in the late 1960s. Some 23 years later, the two baby boomers struggle to maintain the bonds of marriage and parenthood.”

And, of course, a new Richard Armitage project isn’t complete without a fan made poster (by moi):
LoveLoveLove-Roundabout-Theatre_Jul1416-FanPoster-byGratianaLovelace

P.S.  My great thanks to TeresaA and Perry at her Armitage Agonistes blog for pointing me back to twitter for this RA news!  I had *gasp* not checked it yet today.  Ha!

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About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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14 Responses to Richard Armitage announces that he will star in Love, Love, Love, July 14, 2016 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #938)

  1. jholland says:

    This news was SO welcome. Thrilled!! Finally the suspense is over… LOL!

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    • Hi jholland, It is good to have Love, Love, Love finally confirmed! Hope they film it like they did The Crucible. That might be the only way many of us will get to see it. I think TeresaA said when she checked for seats–she had already bought hers before the announcement–they said they were sold out. Hope that isn’t the case and some available seats dates might magically “appear” Ha! Thanks for visiting and commenting! Cheers! Grati ;->

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      • jholland says:

        I’m still seeing quite a few tickets on most performances, but most of the best seats are sold out!

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      • Perry says:

        A digital film of this play is highly unlikely ( but I never say never – they said Never about The Crucible,and they were wrong). But, the size of the theater, the limited run, the fact that it’s not a popular musical or a classic play, has a British theme, and other factors play into the decision to film. Right now there are two sources for filming Broadway plays ( and note – this is Off-Broadway, not Broadway) -something new, called BroadwayHD, and a new venture the New York Times is doing on line. Unless the play gets transferred to Broadway and an extended run, there is little chance RTC/BroadwayHD will decide to film this, rather than one of the other selections for the RTC season, for example Holiday Inn or the award winning The Humans. Also, BroadwayHD may decide to deal with another production entirely that is set to close.That’s the bad news. The good news is, as I said in my recent post, the theater may be showing “sold out” now, but there will be more tickets available in a short while, once the regular subscribers make their choices, exchanges, and returns, and then and held back seats should be released to the public. In addition, fans might buy the cheapest subscription available, three plays, which will entitle them to a ticket that may not be available to the general public right now..

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        • Quite so about the prospect of filming Love, Love, Love–but one can dream, however unlikely that dream might be.

          And jholland pointed out earlier that there are still many seats available–which I saw when checking online after. So that is very good news. Cheers!

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  2. July 14, 2016–Thanks for starring this post! I’m glad that you liked it! Cheers!

    jholland

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  3. July 14, 2016–Perry at her Armitage Agonistes blog helpfully shares where to eat and such in NYC if you plan to go to see Richard Armitage in the play “Love, Love, Love”!:

    https://armitageagonistes.wordpress.com/2016/06/20/pastrami-tage-nyc-where-to-eat-for-lovelovelove/

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  4. July 17, 2016–Perry at her Armitage Agonistes blog posts that she will share even more of her former New Yorker knowledge with transportation guidelines for those attending the Richard Armitage play “Love, Love, Love” in NYC this Fall:

    https://armitageagonistes.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/love-love-love-nyc-transportation-placeholder/

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