An Evening With Alec Baldwin And Michael Cumpsty

Posted in: Entertainment Lifestyles Opinion on October 28, 2011

Two River Theater Company will host an intimate evening with actors Alec Baldwin and Michael Cumpsty on Monday, November 21 at 8 p.m. This special event will feature the actors in conversation, and will include scenes from great classics and comedies, as well as stories about their careers on stage and screen.

Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in Joe Orton’s  Loot. His stage credits include an acclaimed revival of A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, for which he received a 1992 Tony Award nomination, and the title role of Shakespeare’s Macbeth at The Public Theater –  where he worked with John Dias, now Two River’s Artistic Director) in 1998.

Since 2006 he has starred as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, a performance that has garnered him two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards. His screen credits include  It’s Complicated, The Departed and The Cooler, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. He is the announcer for the New York Philharmonic and currently holds the record for most times hosting Saturday Night Live.

Cumpsty was most recently seen as Benedick in Two River’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. He has appeared in 14 Broadway productions including Sunday in the Park with George, Enchanted April and   42nd Street and Copenhagen. His Shakespeare credits include his Obie-winning performance as Hamlet, Richard II,  and  Richard III, all for Classic Stage, and many productions for The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. His film and television credits include Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Eat Pray Love, and The Ice Storm.

Tickets are $50 – $350 and can be purchased by calling (732) 345-1400 or trtc.org. Patrons who purchase $350 tickets will receive premium seating and entrance to a pre-show reception with the artists. The reception, limited to 60 people, will include hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and a photo opportunity with Alec Baldwin.

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