Alec Baldwin doesn’t always schedules visits to the University of Arizona. But when he does, virtually no one cares at all.
The flagship state school has canceled a campus appearance designed to allow the actor to talk extensively about himself due to terrible ticket sales, The College Fix reports.
“A Conversation with Alec Baldwin” was slated to take place on Nov. 15. The event had been promoted as “spend an evening with one of the most interesting men in America.”
Tickets for the scrapped event were being sold for $40 and up.
Had anyone wanted to see or hear Baldwin, the venue for the event would have been Centennial Hall, a 2,500-seat auditorium that hosts traveling Broadway shows and other events. A Jay Leno event is in the works for October.
“No other factors” other than disappointing ticket sales caused the cancellation of Baldwin’s show, according to Anne Thwaits, marketing director for UA Presents.
“We’re really disappointed,” Thwaits told the Fix.
Baldwin was the first person to break the news via a tweet from The Alec Baldwin Foundation, his impressively generous nonprofit. On Sept. 10, he tweeted:
My appearance at @UofA this Fall has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. Sorry I won't be seeing you.
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) September 10, 2014
The previous day, the wealthy actor, whose net worth is estimated to be $65 million, tweeted from his Foundation’s Twitter account:
Money is the toxin in American political life: http://t.co/kuOmHs6Lnc
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) September 9, 2014
The idea behind Baldwin’s one-man show at the University of Arizona was that he was going to tell fascinating stories about his life “from soap opera heartthrob to big screen star, prolific stage actor, award-winning TV comic, author and columnist, political activist, and advocate for the arts.”
Stay thirsty, University of Arizona students. It’s hot out there in Tucson.