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Matthew Broderick (left) and Alec Baldwin exchange the stage for the softball field at the opening day of the Broadway Show League at New York's Central Park on Thursday. Baldwin is starring on Broadway in Twentieth Century and Broderick, who left The Producers last month, hits the big screen in The Stepford Wives on June 11.