A.R. Gurney, the prolific playwright of such titles as Sylvia, The Dining Room, and, of course, Love Letters, turns 85 today. We celebrate the day with these two insightful clips from 2000 where he discusses Broadway and the future of American Theater. For Gurney’s more recent thoughts, including those on his latest play, Love & Money, which just had its World Premiere this summer at the Westport Country Playhouse before moving in the fall to the off-Broadway Signature Theatre, there’s an interview with him in this month’s American Theatre. Happy Birthday, Pete!