Richard Armitage, Amy Ryan to star in off-Broadway's 'Love, Love, Love'

By Karen Butler   |   July 14, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) -- Richard Armitage, Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and Amy Ryan are to star in Mike Bartlett's new play, Love, Love Love, New York's Roundabout Theatre Company announced.

The off-Broadway production is to begin previews Sept. 22, with an opening night planned for Oct. 19.

The limited engagement will play through Dec. 18 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. The play is being directed by Michael Mayer.

"It's the late 1960s in a north London flat, and Henry is excitedly anticipating the arrival of his date, Sandra," a press release said. "The night changes course when Sandra and Henry's brother Kenneth quickly realize how much they have in common -- their love of rock 'n' roll and their love of marijuana, for starters. A fiery relationship is sparked in the haze of the 60s, and charred by today's brutal realities. Fast forward 23 years, and the economy and politics of an ever-changing world are wearing on the marriage of this baby boomer couple. Can they remain faithful to each other while trying to provide a loving and supportive home for their children -- children who are growing up in a time when the next generation is not always provided for? Spanning more than four decades, this dark comedy is the story of what happens when the free-loving teens of the 60s face the harsh realities of today's world. From passion to paranoia, Love, Love, Love takes on the baby boomer generation as it retires, and finds it full of trouble."

Armitage is best known for his work in The Hobbit film franchise, as well as on TV's Hannibal, Robin Hood and North and South. Ryan can now be seen in Central Intelligence, Rosenfield is a Boardwalk Empire alum and Kazan has acted in the movie Our Brand is Crisis and HBO's Bored to Death. Hurt will soon star in the TV show Bull.

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