February 21, 2013 |
The casting hole created by Shia LaBeouf's abrupt departure from the Broadway revival of "Orphans" has been filled. Ben Foster will take the role of Treat, one of two brothers who hatch a plan to kidnap a prominent older man, played by Alec Baldwin. A spokeswoman for the production said Foster is expected to begin rehearsals Friday. This will be his Broadway debut. Foster appeared in the 2006 movie "X-Men: The Last Stand" as well as the HBO series "Six Feet Under," and has starred in a number of independent films, most notably "The Messenger" and "3:10 to Yuma.
December 12, 2012 |
The career makeover of Shia LaBeouf has taken another unexpected turn with the announcement that the young actor will make his Broadway debut in the spring alongside Alec Baldwin in a revival of the play "Orphans," a drama about two brothers who kidnap a wealthy older man. "Orphans" is scheduled to open April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theater in New York. LaBeouf will play the eldest brother who takes care of his weaker sibling in a run-down house in Philadelphia. Their kidnapping plot heads south when their captive turns on them.
July 19, 2012 |
Someone get Alec Baldwin a pillow! The “30 Rock” star scored himself yet another Emmy nomination for lead actor in a comedy with his turn as slick network executive Jack Donaghy. So after a steady stream of nominations (and the occasional win) for his portrayal, how does the 54-year-old celebrate such recognition? “I sob into my pillow and say, 'But do they really mean it?' ” Baldwin joked to The Times. "It's really a muffled sob. And then I go to the mirror and once more ask, 'but do they really mean it?
February 20, 2013 |
Shia LaBeouf won't be making his Broadway debut this season after all. The 26-year-old actor has quit the upcoming revival production of the play "Orphans" in New York over "creative differences," according to a news release sent Wednesday. LaBeouf has left the show a month before preview performances are set to begin. "Orphans" is still scheduled to open at the Schoenfeld Theater on April 7, with previews commencing on March 19. The production, directed by Daniel Sullivan, also features Alec Baldwin, in the role of a powerful man kidnapped by two brothers.
February 22, 2013 |
It could be called l'affaire LaBeouf given the strange circumstances surrounding Shia LaBeouf's hasty exit this week from the Broadway revival of "Orphans. " The 26-year-old actor, who has starred in the "Transformers" movies and the last "Indiana Jones" sequel, was in rehearsals for "Orphans" in New York when producers announced Wednesday that he was leaving the play due to "creative differences. " The same day, LaBeouf broke with the rigid protocols of Broadway spin control by posting email correspondences on his Twitter account (@thecampaignbook)
June 7, 2013 |
Alec Baldwin is done with more than just “30 Rock.” Now that the Broadway revival of Lyle Kessler's “Orphans" is behind him -- as well as the very public squabble with planned co-star Shia LaBeouf, who exited the production during rehearsals due to “creative differences” between the two actors - Baldwin is determined to leave the Great White Way behind him. For good. "No more," Baldwin told Zap2it. “Broadway has changed. It is not what I remember. It was a very, very, very exhausting experience.