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236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Formerly Plymouth Theater

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Ended 19 May 2013 after 54 days

The chemistry of this introductory salvo comes from crude but effective elements: an overamplified run of screaming notes from an electric guitar; a ravaged, abandoned-looking room shrouded in sinister lighting.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Closed 19 May 2013

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 (Foster) decides to kidnap Harold (Baldwin), a notorious Chicago gangster.

The two brothers - one a predatory and domineering thief, the other an innocent man-child (Sturridge) - have raised themselves without the benefit of parents. But after a short time the wily Harold turns the tables on them becoming their father figure and the force that will forever change their lives.

"30 Rock" star and Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin will return to Broadway in spring 2013 in the Broadway bow of Lyle Kessler's taut three-hander. The play has been nominated for two 2013 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play.

Additional Information


Previews from: 26 March 2013

Opening night: 18 April 2013

Closing night: 19 May 2013


Orphans may be inappropriate for 16 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Run time

One hour and 50 minutes, which includes a 15-minute intermission

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What You Say

4 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

Chris: “Don't Miss This One!”

I had never heard of Orphans, but my daughter and I both like Alec Baldwin,... more

Karelys Cabrera: “Good”

I love it. Good performance!!!... more

Anonymous: “Awesome Acting But Too Short.”

I went to the play march 30th and had no idea what to expect. The acting ... more

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