Alec Baldwin to Star in Roundabout's Off-Broadway Entertaining Mr. Sloane

By: Nov. 02, 2005
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Alec Baldwin is headed to the off-Broadway stage, where he will star in Roundabout's production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane. The dark comedy will begin previews on February 17, to open March 16 at the Laura Pels Theatre for a limited engagement through May 21, 2006.

Scott Ellis is set to direct the show, which will also feature Chris Carmack, Richard Easton and Lisa Emory.

Entertaining Mr Sloane is a play by Joe Orton, that was first presented in London at the New Arts Theatre in May of 1964. Shocking when it was first produced in the 1960s, this dark comedy is about a seemingly fresh-faced and innocent young man who takes up lodgings with a middle-aged spinster and ends up sexually manipulating the whole family.

On Broadway,Baldwinrecently appeared in The Roundabout Theatre Company's 2004 revival of Hecht and MacArthur's "The Twentieth Century", directed by Walter Bobbie, co-starring Anne Heche. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the 1992 revival of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire", was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for the television movie of that same production, won an Obie Award for the 1991 off-Broadway production of Craig Lucas' "Prelude to a Kiss" and a Theatre World Award in 1986 for his turn in Joe Orton's "Loot" on Broadway. He has also performed on Broadway in Caryl Churchill's "Serious Money". Other stage includes David Mamet's "Life in the Theatre", (directed by the late AJ Antoon), the Williamstown Theatre Festival and at the Bay Street Theatre inSag Harbor,New York, where he performed in Ira Lewis's "Gross Points".

Alec has starred in several films, including "The Hunt for Red October", "Miami Blues", "Prelude to a Kiss", "Malice", "The Shadow", "Glengarry Glen Ross", "Heaven's Prisoners", "Ghosts of Mississippi", "The Edge", "Pearl Harbor" and "Cat in the Hat", among others. In 2004,Baldwinreceived a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in Wayne Kramer's "The Cooler". That year,Baldwinwas awarded the National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor honor for "The Cooler". He also recently appeared in "The Last Shot" with Mathew Broderick and Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator". In 2005, Alec can be seen in Cameron Crowe's film "Elizabethtown" and in Jim Carrey's new comedy "Fun with Dick and Jane", also starring Tea Leoni and directed by Dean Parisot.