Producers said wednesday in a release to EW, that “30 Rock” Star Alec Baldwin will appear in Lyle Kessler’s “Orphans” in Spring 2013.
The play premiered in 1983 at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles. A film version was made in 1987. ‘Orphans’ tells the story of two orphaned brothers living an a run-down Philadelphia row house, who kidnap a wealthy man, Harold. Harold will be played by Alec. Treat, the older brother to Phillip, takes care of his disabled younger brother by stealing, bu the two find a father figure in Harold soon after the kidnapping. Daniel Sullivan will direct and and Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole will produce.
It will run at a Schubert-owned theatre to be announced. The rest of the cast hasn’t been decided and will be revealed later.
The last time Bladwin was on Broadway was in “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” in 2006. He has been on stage, although not Broadway, in 2010, when he performed “Equus” in East Hampton, N.Y. Before that, he played the iconic role of Stanley Kowaslski in “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1992.
If you’re a fan of Broadway, you’ll probably want to see some monologues like this in Orphans. Alec Baldwin has been in over 40 films, but this is arguably his best monologue.