'Orphans' on Broadway to close
The latest post-Tonys causality? Lyle Kessler’s Orphans, which will play its last performance on Sunday May 19.
The Broadway play — which made headlines prior to opening because of Shia LaBeouf’s drama with Alec Baldwin — will have played 27 previews and 37 regular performances when it closes. In addition to Baldwin, the revival, which EW’s Thom Geier called, “a vibrant exploration of masculinity,” also stars Ben Foster (who replaced LaBeouf) and Tom Sturridge. Last week, Orphans sold 70% of available tickets for the week, according to BroadwayWorld.com.
The Tony-nominated Orphans follows the recent closing announcements of The Testament of Mary (starring Fiona Shaw) and Jekyll & Hyde, which stars Constantine Maroulis.