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‘Lonesome Dove’ cast reunion set for March in Fort Worth


Gus and Call will be hitting the trail together again in March 2016 when the Wittliff Collections holds a reunion for the stars of the beloved TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove” at River Ranch in the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Those who’ll be joining the reunion include Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Diane Lane, Anjelica Huston, Ricky Schroder and Glenne Headly. The event will be the centerpiece of a months-long celebration called the “Lonesome Dove Trail,” with live musical performances, silent and live auctions, and a tribute to author Larry McMurtry.

The events kick off Jan. 15, with museum exhibitions, a miniseries screening, panel discussions and a symposium at various locations around Fort Worth, with one venue in Albany, Texas. The exhibitions will feature costumes, props, photographs and other items on loan from the “Lonesome Dove” production archive, which is at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University in San Marcos.

The cast reunion will be a ticketed event, with proceeds going to the Wittliff Collections, providing funds for future acquisitions. Tables and VIP sponsorships are available.

The miniseries focuses on two Texas Rangers on a 2,500-mile cattle drive from the Rio Grande to Montana. It originally aired in 1989, and won numerous awards.

” ‘Lonesome Dove’ is a true American experience, and people have identified with it for decades because they believe they themselves have come from characters like Gus and (Woodrow) Call,” said Bill Wittliff, the screenwriter and co-executive producer of the miniseries. “Qualities like bravery, friendship and humor matter to us, and we like to see those qualities in other people.”

Here’s a brief schedule of some of the events in Fort Worth:

• “Lonesome Dove”: The Art of Story, at the Sid Richardson Museum, Jan. 15 through June 19.

• “Bullets and Bustles: Costumes of “Lonesome Dove,” at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Feb. 19 through April 17.

• Photographs from “Lonesome Doe” by Bill Wittliff, at the Cattle Raisers Museum, Feb. 19 through April 17.

• Screening of “Lonesome Dove” miniseries, at Sundance Square, March 28 and 29, times to be determined.

• Panel discussions with the cast and crew, at Texas Christian University, March 30, and on March 31 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

For more information, visit www.LonesomeDoveReunion.com.


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