A couple of wayward children are about to make their way onto Broadway stage but they ain’t like the little girl with the auburn locks and her sassy crew crooning about a hard knock life. These boys mean business and they plan to survive by any means necessary.
This spring Broadway gets a little dark and dirty with Orphans starring Alec Baldwin, Tom Sturridge and Shia LaBeouf. To give you FAMERS a lil’ hint about the show, let me provide you with the “official” description: Two orphaned brothers live in their decrepit North Philadelphia row house. They survive by petty thievery and a steady diet of tuna fish and daytime television until the violent older brother decides to kidnap Harold, a notorious Chicago gangster played by Alec Baldwin. Harold soon becomes the force that will forever change their lives.
Got your attention yet? It sure has mine! Written by Lyle Kessler and directed by Daniel Sullivan, Orphans is debuting on Broadway 30 years after its premiere. La Beouf will also be making his Broadway debut as well.
I for one could never resist a Baldwin brother, so I’m super excited to see Alec Baldwin moving from 30 Rock to Times Square. Orphans will be playing a limited 15 week engagement at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and is scheduled to premiere on April 7. Get ready to get your tickets and get naughty.
To learn more about Orphans or purchase tickets, visit http://orphansonbroadway.com/.
Photos: Alec Baldwin: Mary Ellen Matthews, Shia LaBeouf: Nino Munoz/CPi Syndication, Tom Sturridge: Julian Broad/Contour by Getty Images