Alec Baldwin is returning to Broadway in a new production of 'Orphans'

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin of '30 Rock'  fame will star as Harold  a wealthy but shady gentleman, who becomes a father figure to two orphaned brothers after one of the siblings kidnaps him  in the latest version of Lyle Kessler's 1983 play, directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Baldwin said in a statement: "I have dreamed, for a long time, of doing this play with this director. It's an honour to work with Dan Sullivan in Lyle Kessler's 'Orphans'."

The production  which had an off-Broadway run in at the Westside Arts Theater in Manhattan in 1985 and was later turned into a movie starring Albert Finney and Matthew Modine in 1987  will begin next spring at the Shubert Theater in New York City.

Baldwin, 54, last appeared on Broadway in 2004 when he starred in a revival of comedy play 'Twentieth Century' alongside Anne Hench. He also starred in off-Broadway production 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' by Joe Orton in 2006.

News of the role comes after Baldwin was involved in off-stage drama earlier this month when he was accused of assaulting a photographer, who later filed a complaint against him.

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