New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ALEC BALDWIN. MICHAEL CUMPSTY. UNPLUGGED. at Two River Theater

(RED BANK, NJ) -— Two River Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces that tickets are now on sale for an intimate evening with actors Alec Baldwin and Michael Cumpsty on Monday, November 21 at 8 pm. 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.

Tickets for this one-night event range from $50 to $350 and are on sale now from 732.345.1400 or trtc.org. Patrons who purchase $350 tickets will enjoy an exclusive pre-show reception with the artists beginning at 6 pm. The reception will include hors d'oeuvres provided by et al fine food, cocktails, and a photo opportunity with Alec Baldwin. This intimate party will be limited to 60 people, who will also receive premium seating in the first few rows of the Rechnitz Theater.  

Alec Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in Joe Orton's Loot. His many 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 films as diverse as It's Complicated, The Departed, The Cooler (for which he received an Academy Award nomination), Ghosts of Mississippi, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Hunt for Red October, and Working Girl. He is the announcer for the New York Philharmonic and currently holds the record for most times hosting Saturday Night Live.

Michael 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, 42nd Street, and Copenhagen. His Shakespeare credits include his Obie-winning performance as Hamlet, Richard II, and Richard III, all for Classic Stage; many productions for The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival including the title role of Timon of Athens and Malvolio in Twelfth Night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park; and Leontes in The Winter's Tale for the Royal Shakespeare Company at their home in Stratford-upon-Avon. His film and television credits include Boardwalk Empire, Nurse Jackie, Eat Pray Love, and The Ice Storm.

Two River Theater Company is supported in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Hickory Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Stone Foundation of New Jersey, Molly Pitcher Inn/Oyster Point Hotel, The Shubert Foundation, Flowerful Events, et al fine food & events, and many other foundations, corporations, and sponsors.