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.