Ali MacGraw: 'The Chemistry Between Ryan O'Neal and Me Has Not Changed'

Decades after Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal loved and wept in Love Story, Erich Segal’s 1970 classic romantic film, the actors are taking the stage in Love Letters, the critically acclaimed Broadway play by A.R. Gurney.

Love Story Lovers Reunite – Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Team Up for a New Tour

Love Story stars Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal prove how enduring love can be.

The actors, who sizzled in Erich Segal’s 1970 romantic tragi-drama which became one of the highest grossing films in U.S. history, will open a theatrical tour of Love Letters in July at Fort Lauderdale s Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

The Fault in Our Movies: See 12 of the Most Beautiful People Dying Young on Film

According to author John Green, his acclaimed young-adult novel The Fault in Our Stars was intended as a revision of the classic cancer-story tropes of saintly sufferers and soft-lit deaths.

But there’s one convention the upcoming film adaptation doesn’t subvert – like many of their cinematic predecessors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort spend their last months positively glowing.

Ali MacGraw's New Love Story

At the Nantucket Film Festival tribute to screenwriter Jay Presson Allen, Ali MacGraw (who starred in Allen’s 1980 “Just Tell Me What You Want”) told PEOPLE that fans still approach her to talk about her 1970 movie smash, “Love Story.” Most often, she says, fans of the movie just want to tell her how much they enjoyed it. “And I hear that from people in very remote places.