Alec Baldwin is headed back to Broadway in spring 2013 in Lyle Kessler’s Orphans, according to The New York Times. Baldwin will play Harold, a mobster who is kidnapped and held hostage by two brothers. The production will be directed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, The Merchant of Venice) at a yet-to-be-announced theater. No further casting has been announced.
Baldwin won Emmy Awards for his starring role as Jack Donaghy on the sitcom 30 Rock and received a Tony nomination for playing Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. His other New York credits include Loot, Twentieth Century, Serious Money, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Equus, Macbeth and Prelude to a Kiss. His films include It’s Complicated, The Departed, Rock of Ages, The Cooler, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Ghosts of Mississippi and Beetlejuice.
Orphans was first mounted in New York at the Westside Theatre in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production directed by Gary Sinise and starring John Mahoney (Frasier) as Harold and Kevin Anderson and Terry Kinney as the orphaned brothers. The drama opened on May 7, 1985, and played through January 5, 1986. In 1987, Albert Finney starred in the film adaptation as Harold.
Sullivan, who directed the Central Park production of As You Like It, will turn his attention to Orphans after helming the Broadway revival of Glengarry Glen Ross this fall, starring Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale.