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London Odds & Ends: Broadway Alum Ben Foster Boards Streetcar, the West End Could Get Beautiful & More

London Odds & Ends: Broadway Alum Ben Foster Boards Streetcar, the West End Could Get Beautiful & More

Here's a quick roundup of London stories today.

Broadway alum Ben Foster Boards Streetcar, Starring Gillian Anderson
Broadway alum Ben Foster (Orphans) will join the previously announced Gillian Anderson in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic, as Stanley Kowalski. Directed by Benedict Andrews, the show will play a limited engagement July 23 through September 6. A ...

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As You Wish! Broadway Alum Ben Foster Engaged to House of Cards Emmy Nominee Robin Wright

As You Wish! Broadway Alum Ben Foster Engaged to House of Cards Emmy Nominee Robin Wright

Ben Foster, who appeared on Broadway in last season's Tony-nominated revival of Lyle Kessler's Orphans, is engaged to House of Cards star Robin Wright, according to Life & Style Weekly. Wright, who is 14 years older than Foster, has "been talking all about her upcoming wedding and how excited she is for it," according to the magazine. The couple ...

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Shia LaBeouf Reaches Settlement with Broadway Producers Over Firing from Orphans

Shia LaBeouf Reaches Settlement with Broadway Producers Over Firing from Orphans

Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf and the producers of the Tony-nominated revival of Lyle Kessler's Orphans have reached a settlement over LaBeouf's firing from the show, according to The New York Times. On February 20, it was announced that due to "creative differences," the producers of Orphans and LaBeouf would part ways and he would not continue with the production ...

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Squigs Captures the Rough and Tumble World of Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Tom Sturridge & Ben Foster

Squigs Captures the Rough and Tumble World of Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Tom Sturridge & Ben Foster

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 ...

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Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge Celebrate a Stirring Opening Night of Orphans

Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge Celebrate a Stirring Opening Night of Orphans

Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge star in the Broadway premiere of Lyle Kessler's Orphans, which opened at the Schoenfeld Theatre on April 18. Find out why this gripping play has been affecting audiences around the world for 30 years. 

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Were the Word of Mouth Panelists Captivated by the Drama of Orphans?

Were the Word of Mouth Panelists Captivated by the Drama of Orphans?

Broadway.com’s Word of Mouth panelists Phyllis, Ruth and Zander caught the Broadway premiere of Lyle Kessler's drama Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge. Find out what they had to say about the intense play.

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Head to the City of Brotherly Love with Footage of Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge in Orphans

Head to the City of Brotherly Love with Footage of Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge in Orphans

Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge lead the Broadway premiere of Orphans, Lyle Kessler's modern classic drama set in a dilapidated North Philadelphia row house. Check out clips of the cast from the intense, gritty play.

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Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge, Opens on Broadway

Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge, Opens on Broadway

The Broadway premiere of Orphans, starring Emmy winner and Tony nominee Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge, officially opens on April 18 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Penned 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 ...

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Will Orphans Star Alec Baldwin Be NBC's Next Late-Night Host?

Will Orphans Star Alec Baldwin Be NBC's Next Late-Night Host?

Orphans star Alec Baldwin could be the newest addition to NBC’s late-night lineup! According to The New York Times, the Peacock network is currently considering a late-night show hosted by Baldwin. The Emmy winner and Tony nominee is a longtime friend of NBC thanks to his role as Jack Donaghy on the recently-ended 30 Rock, and his countless appearances on ...

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Lyle Kessler on What Spurred Him to Write Orphans & Why the Play 'Celebrates the Human Spirit'

Lyle Kessler on What Spurred Him to Write Orphans & Why the Play 'Celebrates the Human Spirit'

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Philadelphia-born playwright Lyle Kessler began his career as an actor, studying with Lee Strasberg at The Actors Studio before turning his attention to writing plays. Kessler’s dramas, including The Watering Place, which opened on Broadway in 1969, are known for their gritty realism and dark humor. After spending the past 30 years in Los Angeles, Kessler has ...

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Get a First Look at Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge in the Broadway Premiere of Orphans

Get a First Look at Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge in the Broadway Premiere of Orphans
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The Broadway premiere of Lyle Kessler's Orphans began performances on March 26 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, where it will play a limited engagement run through June 30. Set in a broken-down North Philadelphia row house, the play stars Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge as two orphaned brothers, Treat and Phillip, whose lives change forever when they kidnap Harold, a ...

No Dead End Ahead! How Lyle Kessler's Orphans Grew Into a Modern Fable & Found a Home on Broadway

No Dead End Ahead! How Lyle Kessler's Orphans Grew Into a Modern Fable & Found a Home on Broadway

Thirty years after its L.A. premiere, Lyle Kessler’s darkly humorous and unflinching drama Orphans is having its Broadway premiere with a top-notch cast led by Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge. Read on to find out how this fearless piece of theater built its reputation and impressed audiences around the world.


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Alec Baldwin & the Cast of Orphans Respond to Shia LaBeouf's Exit Drama & Twitter Outburst

Alec Baldwin & the Cast of Orphans Respond to Shia LaBeouf's Exit Drama & Twitter Outburst

Shia LaBeouf has been very candid about his firing from Orphans, and he even stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to speak openly about his exit from the Broadway show. Though the creative folks behind the production would likely prefer to leave the exit drama well enough alone, the play's stars—Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge ...

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Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge, Begins Broadway Performances

Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster & Tom Sturridge, Begins Broadway Performances

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 ...

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Orphans' Alec Baldwin Responds to Shia LaBeouf's Latest Twitter Tirade; Compares Stage-Bound Movie Stars to 'Celebrity Chefs'

Orphans' Alec Baldwin Responds to Shia LaBeouf's Latest Twitter Tirade; Compares Stage-Bound Movie Stars to 'Celebrity Chefs'

Orphans star Alec Baldwin won two Emmys for playing 30 Rock's slick network executive Jack Donaghy, and it seems the character's affinity for backhanded compliments has rubbed off on the star...especially when it comes to his almost co-star Shia LaBeouf.

Vulture.com asked Baldwin his thoughts on LaBeouf's latest Twitter tirade, in which the actor wrote, "The theater ...

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Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster, Shifts Broadway Start Date

Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster, Shifts Broadway Start Date

After all its recasting drama, looks like the upcoming Broadway production of Orphans needs a bit more time to get things rolling. Starring Tony nominee Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge, the play has rescheduled its first preview for March 26 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Opening night will now take place on April 18, instead of April ...

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Ben Foster to Replace Shia LaBeouf in Broadway's Orphans

Ben Foster to Replace Shia LaBeouf in Broadway's Orphans

Well that was quick. Less than 24 hours after Shia LaBeouf exited the upcoming Broadway mounting of Orphans, actor Ben Foster has stepped in to take over the role of Treat.

Orphans will mark the Broadway debut for Foster, whose many film credits include The Punisher, The MessengerX-Men: The Last StandAlpha Dog3:10 to ...

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Orphans Exit Drama! Shia LaBeouf Tweets Personal E-Mails from Alec Baldwin & More

Orphans Exit Drama! Shia LaBeouf Tweets Personal E-Mails from Alec Baldwin & More

You know how your mom told you never to put anything in an e-mail that you didn’t want the whole world to read? Shia LaBeouf has proved her right by publishing e-mails to and from his former Orphans co-stars Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge and director Daniel Sullivan. As previously reported, LaBeouf departed the forthcoming Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler’s ...

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Ben Foster to Star in Film Adaptation of Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter

Ben Foster to Star in Film Adaptation of Adam Rapp's Red Light Winter

Emmy winner Ben Foster will replace previously announced star Mark Ruffalo in the big screen adaption of writer/director Adam Rapp’s Red Light Winter, according to Variety. The movie, which aims to begin production in December or January, co-stars Kristen Dunst and Katherine Waterston. Tony winner Billy Crudup also dropped out of the film, though his replacement has not been ...

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