Classical music lover Alec Baldwin will join Charles Dutoit and the glorious Philadelphia Orchestra as narrator of Copland’s "Lincoln Portrait" for the 2009-10 season’s Opening Night Concert on September 26.
Opera Chic loves the angry, bloodcurling acting superpower of the hirsute Long Islander, who's undeniably one of our strongest actors who only needed three pages of Mamet dialogue to drill his way into the history of cinema (not to mention, that sweatily, Method-acted secks scene in the director's cut of Getaway is srsly srsly hawt).
The Lincoln of history -- as opposed to the Lincoln of hagiography -- had a taste, we know now, for a bawdy, salty brand of humor. Still, Baldwin's casting as Abraham Lincoln seems to OC to be at the very least counterintuitive.
Unless Philly asks Mamet to rewrite Lincoln's lines -- that would be so much fun.