Home Uncategorized Alec Baldwin Broadway Show “Orphans” Closing After 37 Performances

After all that sturm und drang, “Orphans” is closing on Broadway. The Alec Baldwin starrer got mixed reviews but earned a Tony nomination for Tom Sturridge as Best Actor. Before the show began previews, actor Shia LaBeouf had a public spat with Baldwin and director Daniel Sullivan, and left. He was replaced by Ben Foster. Unfortunately there was more drama backstage than on stage, and box office receipts weren’t as hoped. “Orphans” is the fourth show of the new season to close quickly– “Hands on a Hardbody,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and “Testament of Mary” preceded it. It’s still a tough economy on Broadway, and only shows that really hit big, or have a built in following (“Motown”) can make it. Sturridge comes out a winner, and Foster has only added to his great reputation. Baldwin is now free to go to Cannes with his documentary made by James Toback called “Seduced and Abandoned.” And he’ll be all over the Hamptons this summer.

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  1. I saw AB walking into the stage door yesterday afternoon,and I had to do a double take.

    He looked really tired, like my Uncle Morty. AB needs a rest!

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