Thursday: Love, Alec

The theatre, the theatre! (We’re saying this with a British accent, for some reason.) We’ve been theatrically undernourished of late, but tonight we will remedy the situation. And thank heavens! What’s life without a little drama? This evening, actor cum mayoral tease Alec Baldwin will take the stage at Carnegie Hall with storied soprano Renée Fleming to perform A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters. It’s the ideal role for busy bee Baldwin as the actors are not required to memorize their lines for the epistolary piece. Between those Capital One commercials, charity galas and moving downtown, he surely hasn’t had the time! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll enjoy the company of grande dames (Mercedes Bass among them) and celebrities (several of Mr. Baldwin’s 30 Rock castmates are slated to lend their moral—not to be confused with mayoral—support) alike. At the exclusive after-party, you’ll see the two worlds collide as the uptown set tries impress the Hollywoodians with their social clout while the comedic crowd ignores them, clustering in an impenetrable clique around the bar instead.

A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters, Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 7:30 p.m. Tickets not available to the general public. For more information, please contact the Notables office at 212-903-9734 or, or visit