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Alec Baldwin to Make Triumphant, Hopefully Incident-Free, Return to Broadway

Alec Baldwin will play a rich older man who's kidnapped in production that will premiere in spring 2013

Alec Baldwin is taking a break from (allegedly) hitting intrusive paparazzi to hit the floorboards instead in the Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's "Orphans."

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The show, the first Broadway production of the play, will be directed by Daniel Sullivan ("Good People"), with Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole producing.

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The play revolves around two orphans, Treat and Phillip, living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. "The Rock of Ages" star will play Harold, a rich older man who's kidnapped by Treat and becomes the boys' father figure. The roles of Treat and Phillip have yet to be cast.

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

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Baldwin last appeared on Broadway in the 2004 production "Twentieth Century."

"Orphans," which premieres in spring 2013, will run in a Shubert theater yet to be determined. Luckily, Broadway theaters prohibit photography, because we all know how he feels about having his picture taken.