Philly's own Bradley Cooper will make his debut performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra on stage next month for a series of performances, according to a press release from the orchestra. 

In fact, Philly.com reports that Bradley will have some additional star power on stage. He will be joined by British actress Carey Mulligan to narrate the performances of Bernstein's Candide. Leonard Bernstein first adapted Voltaire's Candide to the stage in the 1950s.

Cooper's appearances in the orchestra will happen at the Kimmel Center in Philly on June 20, 21, and 22.

So why is it happening?

Well, Philly.com notes that Cooper is expected to star in (and direct) an upcoming biopic about Leonard Bernstein's life.

Bernstein was perhaps best known for his music in West Side Story and Peter Pan. Of course, Bradley's success in A Star is Born is still at the top of our minds, so we're excited for his upcoming projects.


We should warn you, however, that it is going to be tough to get a seat if you wanted to see Bradley on the stage:

Philly.com checked ticket availability for all three shows, and they say the dates were almost sold out even before Cooper's involvement had been announced.

PST even scoured third party sites (like StubHub and SeatGeek) for tickets and found that orchestra level seats were selling for more than $500 (as of May 23).

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