One of the most talked about shows coming to Broadway this season is Orphans, starring Alec Baldwin and and Tom Sturridge.
After seven seasons playing network executive Jack Donaghy on the NBC comedy “30 Rock,” Baldwin is returning to Broadway. The play is directed by the Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (“The Columnist,” “Proof”), who directed “Glengarry Glen Ross” last year.
This is the story: 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 (Baldwin), a notorious Chicago gangster. Harold soon becomes the force that will forever change their lives. The play is written by Lyle Kessler, directed by Daniel Sullivan (including Glengarry Glen Ross, Proof and Rabbit Hole – all fantastic) and featuring a critically acclaimed cast including Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge.
According to http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com: “Orphans” played Off Broadway in 1985, starring John Mahoney (“Frasier”) as Harold and Terry Kinney and Kevin Anderson as the brothers, Treat and Phillip. That production, directed by Gary Sinise, started at Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago, and it was one of several New York transfers that brought Steppenwolf to wider attention in the 1980s. “Orphans” was also made into a movie in 1987 by Alan J. Pakula, which featured Albert Finney as Harold.
I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of tickets to Orphans! The tickets will be valid for a performance Tues-Thurs from March 19th-April 18th, 2013.
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For information about individual ticket sales, call (212) 239-6200. If you reside outside the NY metro area, call (800) 432-7250. To buy tickets in person, visit the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office, located at 236 West 45th Street.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to run this giveaway. The tickets to the show were also complimentary but all opinions expressed are my own.