Alec Baldwin to Be Entertaining Mr. Sloane for Off-Broadway Orton Revival

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Alec Baldwin returns to the New York stage in 2006 for the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr. Sloane.
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Scott Ellis (Twelve Angry Men) will direct the new staging of the dark comedy scheduled to begin previews Feb. 17, 2006 and open March 16 at the Laura Pels Theatre for an engagement through May 21, 2006.

Baldwin is featured in the Entertaining Mr. Sloane ensemble which will also feature Chris Carmack ("The O.C.," "The Last Ride"), Richard Easton (The Rivals, The Invention of Love) and Lisa Emery (Smell of the Kill, The Women).

In Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Orton pens a tale of a landlady (Emery) who invites the titular "attractive, mischievous and dangerous" man (Carmack) back to her house where she and her brother (Baldwin) "compete for his favors." The stranger's past, however, in the form of the siblings' elderly father (Easton), threatens to catch up with him. The London-set drama made its Broadway debut in 1965 and was revived in 1996 Off-Broadway.

Baldwin last teamed with Roundabout on the 2004 Broadway revival of Twentieth Century opposite Anne Heche and previously starred in Orton's Loot. The constant screen star has also made room for stage turns includingTrumbo, Loot, Serious Money, the benefit Short Talks on the Universe and the 1992 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire — for which he was Tony Award-nominated. The Long Island native is known for such films as David Mamet's "State and Main" and "Glengarry Glen Ross," Craig Lucas' "Prelude to a Kiss" (reprising his Off-Broadway role), "The Cooler," "The Aviator," "The Hunt for Red October," "Pearl Harbor," "Beetlejuice," the current "Elizabethtown" and the upcoming "Fun with Dick and Jane."

Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade starring Michael C. Hall currently plays at the Pels, the non-profit's Off-Broadway home, located in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Michael Greif (Rent) directs the work slated to open Nov. 20 and run through Jan. 29, 2006. Tickets to Entertaining Mr. Sloane will be available in December by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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