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Alan Alda Takes His Brainiac Act to the Geffen

Is there anything Alan Alda can’t do? Not only does he tower above his co-stars this week’s non-Oscar related Brett Ratner caper, but in connection with last night’s Geffen Playhouse debut of his play Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, the 75-year-old is also breaking a social media leg.

Alda and the venerable westside institution have partnered with one-year-old New York start-up Skanz. Per a company press release, the idea is to engage audience members in ways heretofore unthinkable:

All audience members were outfitted with Skanz QR-coded bracelets, allowing them to instantly access–and to literally “wear”–Geffen Playhouse’s digital media content on their wrists, including cast photos, bios, social media and video content.

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Alan Alda Book Reading Tonight

199.jpgThe aftermath of Hurricane Ike is still killing people, the economy is in the toilet and the Los Angeles Times is suing itself. Isn’t it nice to know that Alan Alda still exists? Well, he does. And he’s going to prove it by showing up to Diesel, a bookstore in Brentwood tonight at 7 p.m.

Come hear him talk about his new book, “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself.”

Or just, you know, wander in, talking to yourself. Either way, you’re in for a nice diversion.