The Broadway production of Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge, begins performances March 26 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the production will officially open on April 18.
Written by Lyle Kessler, Orphans is the story of two orphaned brothers living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. Treat (Foster), the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip (Sturridge). One night Treat kidnaps a rich older man, Harold (Baldwin), who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure for which the boys have always yearned.
Orphans will feature scenic design John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Pat Collins, sound design by Peter J. Fitzgerald and music by Tom Kitt.