Alec Baldwin Stars in Staged Reading of Clifford Odets' Big Knife Jan. 27 | Playbill

News Alec Baldwin Stars in Staged Reading of Clifford Odets' Big Knife Jan. 27
Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin (A Streetcar Named Desire) returns to Buffalo, NY, Jan. 27 to read Clifford Odets' The Big Knife in a benefit for Road Less Traveled Productions.

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The evening, which is entitled The Return of Alec Baldwin, is held at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts. Prior to the staged reading, set to begin at 8 PM, VIP ticket holders are invited to a private pre-show cocktail reception, which begins at 5:30 PM, and dinner, featuring an appearance by Baldwin, on the stage of CFA Drama Theatre.

In The Big Knife, Baldwin reads the role of Charlie Castle, a part originated on Broadway by John Garfield and played in a 1955 film adaptation by Jack Palance. He is joined by a cast of 11 Western New York-area actors, as well as the evening's master of ceremonies, WBFO radio personality Bert Gambini.

The Return of Alec Baldwin marks the third time Baldwin has performed in an event to benefit the Buffalo-based non-profit theatre, RLTP. He was seen in readings of Yasmina Reza's Art and David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. Baldwin also is a member of RLTP's national advisory board.

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is a professional, not-for-profit theater company founded in 2002 by Scott Behrend with Jon Elston; the company is dedicated to the development and production of new theatrical works by Western New York playwrights.

The CFA is located at 103 Center for the Arts in Amherst, NY. For tickets, call (800) 745-3000 or visit For more information, visit or

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