The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler’s Orphans announced Feb. 28 that following the recent cast change, previews will now begin March 26 prior to an official opening April 18 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Daniel Sullivan directs the three-person drama, which stars Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge.
Two orphaned brothers are living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. Treat (Foster), the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling Phillip (Sturridge) by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip. One night he kidnaps a rich older man, Harold (Baldwin), who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for.
Orphans premiered in 1983 at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles where it won the Drama-Logue Award. Following its 1985 engagement at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre, the play had a successful run at New York’s Westside Arts Theatre and was subsequently produced in London. A film version was also produced.
Here’s Alec Baldwin from the movie “It’s Complicated”
and Ben Foster in the movie “Get Over It”