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Posts Tagged ‘Alan Alda’

Alan, Arlene Alda Continue to Thrive

LoveLettersWhen Marlo Thomas recently read to Alan Alda the viewer question, ‘How have you been able to lead a long and successful marriage?,’ he answered only half-jokingly: “The trick is to move out of Hollywood.”

This Sunday, Alda and Candice Bergen will take over the Broadway production of Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, accepting the baton from Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett. They are scheduled to perform through December 5. It’s the first time the two actors have worked together.

Meanwhile, next spring, Alda’s wife Arlene will release her latest book Just Kids from the Bronx, an oral history gathering the recollections of dozens of celebrities and leaders who grew up there. The advance reviews are solid and include this funny quote from Boston native Barbara Walters:

“Made me wish I had been born in the Bronx.”

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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.