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Paul Rudd to Play Albert Einstein For Science Festival

The ‘Anchorman’ star will play the legendary scientist for one night only

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: May 19th, 2014 in Culture » Stage » News

Paul Rudd – the man best known for portraying either laid back or dimwitted characters (i.e. ‘Our Idiot Brother’, ‘Anchorman’, and ‘Dinner For Schmucks)- will be taking on one of the most brilliant men of all time; Albert Einstein.

On May 28th, Rudd will be playing Einstein for one night only as a part of the World Science Festival. He is starring in a reading of Alan Alda’s ‘Dear Albert’, a play based upon Einstein’s letters and personal writings.

‘Dear Albert’ is directed by Obie winner, Mark Brokaw, and will star Cynthia Nixon and Francesca Faridany as the women in Einstein’s (Rudd) life.

“As I read through his letters, I was fascinated by him,” Mr. Alda said in a statement. “This was the voice of Albert at his most intimate and passionate as he was courting his first wife, his second wife and a number of other women. At the same time, he was just as passionate about courting the cosmos. And the cosmos often came out ahead.”

The World Science Festival is a five-day event that features panels, performances, debates and other science-related public events to New York City. Find a full schedule of happenings at worldsciencefestival.com.

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