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Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster star in Lyle Kessler's drama.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Watch Shia LaBeouf Explain Why He Thinks Alec Baldwin Got Him Fired from Broadway's Orphans

Watch Shia LaBeouf Explain Why He Thinks Alec Baldwin Got Him Fired from Broadway's Orphans

Shia LaBeouf appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman on April 1 to talk about why he was fired from the Broadway production of Orphans in February. LaBeouf addressed the tension that erupted between him and his former co-star Alec Baldwin during rehearsals. "I'm pretty passionate and impulsive, and he's a very passionate individual as well and ...

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Orphans Star Alec Baldwin on How Performing on Broadway is Like Hitting the Refresh Button

Orphans Star Alec Baldwin on How Performing on Broadway is Like Hitting the Refresh Button

Alec Baldwin swung by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on April 1 to chat about his role as kidnapped gangster Harold in the Broadway premiere of Orphans. Baldwin revealed why he felt compelled to take on Lyle Kessler's "funny, dark and absurd fable." "Theater for an actor is like the sorbet course, it's like the palate cleanser that ...

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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 ...

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