My Detroit Free Press story about Alec Baldwin’s UMS residency

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Baldwin performing in a concert reading of “Death of a Salesman” with U-M students. (Photo by Nick Beardslee)

Though Alec Baldwin came to Ann Arbor on Saturday to play theater’s quintessential miserable, unraveling father, Willy Loman, in a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” the TV and film star was the picture of unabashed paternal joy the next day.

After giving a talk to about a hundred University of Michigan theater students on Sunday morning, Baldwin stole a moment to wave and beam at his young brood (four children under the age of 6, by wife, Hilaria) on his phone.

Not only did students get the chance to ask Baldwin about his long, varied career and his approach to the craft, but U-M theater professor Daniel Cantor — who directed Saturday night’s one-time performance presented by University Musical Society — conducted an on-stage interview with Baldwin at, appropriately enough, the Arthur Miller Theatre. READ THE REST HERE


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