Philly's own Bradley Cooper will make his debut performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra on stage next month for a series of performances.

How cool is that? Yeah, Bradley will join a British Carey Mulligan to narrate the performances of Bernstein's Candide. Leonard Bernstein adapted Voltaire's Candide to the stage in the 1950s.

It's happening at the Kimmel Center on June 20, 21, an 22.

Why is Bradley doing this? Well, the star (and director) of last year's smash hit, A Star Is Born, is actually preparing to star and direct in a Bernstein biopic, according to a report from Variety. 

Bernstein was perhaps best known for his music in West Side Story and Peter Pan.

Getting tickets to see Bradley on stage, however, could be difficult. The performances were nearly sold out even before it was announced on Monday that Cooper would be participating. It's not clear if the orchestra will offer $10 rush tickets (as it often does for concerts).

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