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'Orphans' Closes Early

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The play "Orphans" has been orphaned on Broadway. Producers said Monday that Lyle Kessler's play starring Alec Baldwin will close May 19 ...

Orphans' Brother Love on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

In North Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, two young men live in a rundown house, Phillip, an agile shut-in, and Treat, a menacing low level thief, in Lyle Kessler's Orphans at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater.

Message To 'Orphans': Bring Back Albert Finney

Rex Reed | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

Overwrought and odd, the Broadway revival of Orphans, a 1985 off-Broadway play by Lyle Kessler that was overrated by a lot of otherwise intelligent people, including director Alan J. Pakula, who turned it into a 1987 movie with Albert Finney, has gained nothing from time passed. If anything, it is odder and more inconsequential than ever.

Alec Baldwin on Theatre: 'Everything Matters'

Patricia Bosworth | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Patricia Bosworth

Alec really loves theatre. He had once challenged himself by starring as Stanley in a Broadway revival of Streetcar and he was swaggering, vulgar, and very, very funny, playing the character like a wiseguy and a baby.

Alec Baldwin Finds Mr. Nice Guy

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

Whatever "artistic differences" Alec Baldwin may have had with his former co-star Shia LeBeouf over the interpretation of Lyle Kessler's darkly comic play Orphans, the version that landed on Broadway last night is considerably more comic than dark.