Shia LaBeouf to Make Broadway Debut with Alec Baldwin in Orphans

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Shia LaBeouf, the BAFTA and Emmy Award winning star of “Transformers” “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and “Lawless” will make his Broadway debut this spring in Orphans.

This production, which begins performances on March 19 and opens on April 7 2013 at the Schoenfeld Theatre, will mark the first Broadway staging of the play.

LaBeouf will star alongside Alec Baldwin in Lyle Kessler’s play, directed by Daniel Sullivan and produced by Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole.

In the play, two orphaned brothers are living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. Treat, the eldest, played by LaBeouf, supports his damaged younger sibling by petty thievery, and makes the house a virtual prison for the seemingly simple-minded Phillip.  One night he kidnaps a rich older man, Harold (Baldwin), who turns out to have his own motives and becomes the father figure the boys have always yearned for. Casting for the role of Phillip will be announced later.

Shia LaBeouf was most recently seen in John Hillcoat’s crime drama, “Lawless,” with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain (The Heiress) and Mia Wasikowska. He will be seen next in Robert Redford’s “The Company You Keep,” a thriller co-starring Robert Redford, Julie Christie, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon and Chris Cooper.  He also stars in “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” opposite Evan Rachel Wood and Melissa Leo.