Alec Baldwin, Tony nominee Tom Sturridge and Ben Foster are bringing the turbulent world of Lyle Kessler Orphans to thunderous life on Broadway. Set in a ramshackle row house in North Philly, Orphans follows two orphaned brothers just barely scraping together a living. Treat, the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip. One night Treat kidnaps an older man, Harold, who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for. Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson headed to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater to watch the drama unfold, then sketched a portrait of (from left) Foster as Treat, Sturridge as Phillip and Baldwin as Harold. Check out Squigs’ take on this family drama, then see the Tony-nominated revival of Orphans, scheduled to play a limited engagement through June 30.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.