'Orphans' to close on Broadway

The play "Orphans" has been orphaned on Broadway, The Associated Press reports. Producers said that Lyle Kessler's play starring Alec Baldwin, right, will close May 19 after 27 previews and 37 regular performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. The play earned Tom Sturridge a best lead actor Tony Award nomination and it was named among the Tony contenders for best revival. The show was perhaps best known for a creative dust up between Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, which led to the younger man's leaving before the show opened. Ben Foster replaced LaBeouf.