Tom Sturridge to star in Broadway play 'Orphans'

Jan. 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- British actor Tom Sturridge is to co-star with Alec Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf in Lyle Kessler's play "Orphans" on Broadway this spring, producers said.

Sturridge's film credits include "Vanity Fair," "Being Julia," "The Boat that Rocked" and "On the Road." He will make his Broadway debut in the inaugural Broadway production of "Orphans," which will begin performances March 19 and open April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the play is about two orphaned brothers living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house.

"Treat, the eldest, supports his damaged younger sibling Philip by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip," a synopsis said. "One night he kidnaps a rich older man, Harold, who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for."

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