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Well how cool is this!?  Love when Bradley comes home to do fun things in Philly!

Here are the details from

Bradley Cooper is joining the Philadelphia Orchestra. Rydal’s own Cooper and British actor Carey Mulligan will narrate the orchestra’s coming performances of Bernstein’s Candide at the Kimmel Center, the orchestra announced Monday.

Both will appear in all three performances, to be led by music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin June 20, 21, and 22.

So why is Bradley doing this?   He has been preparing to star and direct in a Bernstein biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

“He’s been spending time with Yannick to learn more about classical music,” said Kevin Newbury, who will direct the Philadelphia production of Candide. “Certainly it’s a win for everybody. It’s exciting that he wants to learn more about staging Bernstein with an orchestra first-hand and to learn more about Bernstein in general,” Newbury told The Inquirer.