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Orphans

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