Tix for Broadway's Orphans, Starring Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, Go on Sale Dec. 30
By Andrew Gans
Tickets for the Broadway bow of Lyle Kessler's Orphans, starring Emmy Award winners Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, go on sale to the general public beginning Dec. 30.
Tickets are now available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.Telecharge.com.
Directed by Daniel Sullivan, Orphans will begin previews March 19, 2013, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Opening is April 7. Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole produce.
In the play, according to press notes, "two orphaned brothers are living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. Treat, the eldest, played by LaBeouf, supports his damaged younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip. One night he kidnaps a rich older man, Harold (Baldwin), who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for."
Casting for the role of Phillip will be announced later.
Orphans premiered in 1983 at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, where it won the Drama-Logue Award. Following its 1985 engagement at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, the play had a successful run at New York’s Westside Arts Theatre and was subsequently produced in London. A film version was also produced.
For more information visit www.orphansonbroadway.com.
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