For logistical purposes, the 39th Annual PA Chamber Dinner featuring Oscar-nominated actor, director, writer, and producer Bradley Cooper has been moved from Monday, October 2, 2023, to Thursday, December 14, 2023, at the Hershey Lodge.
“Hershey, Pennsylvania is going to be rocking on December 14, 2023, as the PA Chamber is excited to welcome home Bradley Cooper and Gabby Barrett for this year’s can’t miss event,” PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein said. “Working with Bradley and Gabby, we are incredibly excited to partner with two of Pennsylvania’s most accomplished natives to celebrate the Keystone State and showcase all that PA has to offer.”
The 39th Annual Chamber Dinner’s “Celebration of Pennsylvania” will now be held on December 14, 2023, and will feature a fireside chat with Cooper, who was born and raised outside of Philadelphia. And, for the first time in PA Chamber Dinner history, the program will feature a musical performance by another Pennsylvania native – award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Gabby Barrett, who was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area.
Cooper, a nine-time Oscar nominee, will next appear in Maestro, a story he co-wrote and is directing, producing, and starring in. The film is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.
Additional film credits include Oscar-nominated films American Sniper, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook; Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines; The Hangover Trilogy by Todd Phillips; Limitless; Nightmare Alley; Licorice Pizza; The Mule; Thor: Love and Thunder; Avengers: Endgame; Avengers: Infinity War; Guardians of the Galaxy (volumes 1, 2 and 3); War Dogs; David O’Russell’s Joy; Wedding Crashers; and Wet Hot American Summer.
Cooper made his directorial debut with the Oscar-nominated film A Star is Born, which he co-wrote, produced, and starred in. A Star is Born was nominated for eight Academy Awards.
Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at Georgetown University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his Masters in the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School.
Gabby Barrett first skyrocketed to stardom with her record-breaking, No. 1, seven-times platinum debut, “I Hope,” which ruled the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 27 weeks. She has followed the success with massive singles such as three-times platinum, three-week number-one “The Good Ones” and platinum “Pick Me Up.” With her top-streaming platinum album, GOLDMINE, she has surpassed 2.6 billion global career streams to date and tallied major accolades like Billboard Women in Music 2022’s Rising Star Award, 2021 CMT Artists of the Year, and the iHeart Radio Titanium Award, plus nods from ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, CMT and iHeartRadio. A powerhouse entertainer, Barrett has been touring this summer on select dates with Kane Brown.
Additional information can be found on the 39th Annual PA Chamber Dinner website, www.chamberdinner.com.
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