Seattle Arts & Lectures welcome
April 14, 2017
Show at 7:30 pm
Reserved seating in balcony
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
*Note: GA main floor seating for SAL ticket holders only.
(not including fees)
*ticket purchase includes copy of Baldwin's new book "Nevertheless: A Memoir"
STG Presents and Seattle Arts & Lectures welcome A Conversation with Alec Baldwin to The Paramount Theatre on April 14, 2017.
*NOTE: This event has been moved from Town Hall Seattle. Original tickets for this event are still valid and will be honored at The Paramount. If you are an existing ticket holder and have any questions, please contact the Seattle Arts & Lectures box office by phone at 206.621.2230 x10 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"And yet, for everything that's happened to him and around him, Alec Baldwin shows not the pitted surface of a battered survivor but the smooth finish of a beloved entertainer." - James Wolcott, Vanity Fair
"There's three things: there's masculinity, there's intelligence, there's sensitivity. You've got to bring those three things to a leading man's role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there's a little too much in the mix of one or the other." - Alec Baldwin
"To be in this business and have tremendous integrity and only make distinguished choices is very tough." - Alec Baldwin
"For better or ill, I was very heavily influenced by men I knew who always dressed formally." - Alec Baldwin
Over the past three decades, Alec Baldwin has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most gifted, hilarious, and controversial leading men. From his work in popular movies, including Beetlejuice, Working Girl, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Cooler, and Martin Scorsese’s The Departed to his role as Jack Donaghy on Tina Fey’s irreverent series 30 Rock—for which he won two Emmys, three Golden Globes, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards—and as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, he’s both a household name and a deeply respected actor.
In Nevertheless, Baldwin transcends his public persona, making public facets of his life he has long kept private. In this honest, affecting memoir, he introduces us to the Long Island child who felt burdened by his family’s financial strains and his parents’ unhappy marriage; the Washington, DC, college student gearing up for a career in politics; the self-named "Love Taxi" who helped friends solve their romantic problems while neglecting his own; the young soap actor learning from giants of the theatre; the addict drawn to drugs and alcohol who struggles with sobriety; the husband and father who acknowledges his failings and battles to overcome them; and the consummate professional for whom the work is everything. Throughout Nevertheless, one constant emerges: the fearlessness that defines and drives Baldwin’s life.
Told with his signature candor, astute observational savvy, and devastating wit, Neverthelessreveals an Alec Baldwin we have never fully seen before.