And speaking of Emma Williams, prior to the current development round of Desperately Seeking Susan, the actress was workshopping another new stage-to-screen musical that may see the light of day further down the line: an adaptation of Love Story. The 1970 tearjerker starred Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw as Oliver and Jennifer, two American college students who fall in love and get married despite being from opposite ends of the class spectrum. The immortal tagline was “love means never having to say you’re sorry”… especially if one of you contracts cancer. In the workshop, Williams (playing Jennifer) is joined by Simon Thomas (as Oliver), Fiona Dunn and Graham Bickley. Love Story has a book by Stephen Clarke (The Far Pavilions) and music by Howard Goodall (The Hired Man, Days of Hope, Two Cities). It’s being directed by Birmingham Rep artistic director Rachel Kavanaugh so perhaps a Midlands premiere is in the works?