Schoenfeld Theatre | Broadway | April, 2013
- Best Revival of a Play
- Best Leading Actor in a Play
A play by Lyle Kessler
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster, and Tom Sturridge
Orphans is the story of two orphaned brothers living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. 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 a rich older man, Harold, who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for. (Read more at broadway.com.)
"Sturridge, in a mesmerizing, heartrending performance, makes the impact of living this way for more than a decade wrenchingly clear...Under Daniel Sullivan's sharply intuitive direction, Baldwin brings a delightful comic esprit to his role...It's a shame that it took 30 years to bring this briskly entertaining, deeply affecting play to Broadway; but at least Orphans has arrived in good hands."
- USA Today
"Baldwin, never shy about speaking his own mind offstage, is fully in his comfort zone. He delivers a wily magnetic star turn...The trio’s sirloin-juicy performances bring out the best in Lyle Kessler’s 1983 drama."
- NY Daily News