Alec Baldwin returns to Broadway with 'Orphans'
Alec Baldwin has signed on to return to Broadway with a 2013 production of Lyle Kessler's 1983 drama, "Orphans."
The "30 Rock" actor will portray a mobster named Harold, who gets kidnapped by one of two orphaned brothers named Treat and Phillip and becomes a father figure to the troubled young men.
The play will be helmed by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan ("The Columnist," "Proof"), who will soon direct Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale in a revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross."
"I have dreamed, for a long time, of doing this play with this director," Baldwin said in a statement.
"Orphans" was made famous by the 1985 production, which starred "Frasier" patriarch John Mahoney as Harold and Terry Kinney and Kevin Anderson as the brother kidnapping team. The production was also translated onto the big screen for the 1987 film, which featured Albert Finney in the lead role.
The 54-year-old actor made his Broadway debut in the 1986 comedy, "Loot." He also appeared in productions of "Serious Money," "A Streetcar Named Desire" and most recently, in a 2004 revival of "Twentieth Century."
Baldwin is reportedly expected to wed Hilaria Thomas on June 30, 2012. The "30 Rock" actor, of the most popular TV stars today, proposed to the 28-year-old yoga instructor in April.
The actor made headlines earlier in the month after allegedly getting into a scuffle with a photographer from the New York Daily News.
Baldwin recently appeared in the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages." He will next lend his voice to the Paramount Pictures animated film "Rise of the Guardians."