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“Orphans is a Hit! Go!”

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Moorpark, California
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“Orphans is a Hit! Go!”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We see LOTS of theater and there's just no mistaking really good writing, directing, and acting. This production has it all! Alec, Ben, and Tom were wonderful in their parts - really wonderful! We were on the far left side orchestra and I would avoid these seats, since the angle is odd. We both ended up with stiff necks, but what's a little pain when one sees a really, really good play?

Visited April 2013
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Silver Spring Maryland
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“Cozy historic theatre”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Saw Orphans with Alec Baldwin. Every seat seemed to be a good one as it was cozy. Small bar/concessikons open pre show just behind the last row of seats. Excellent acting and a great show in this theatre.

Visited April 2013
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Mequon, WI
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“Classic Broadway”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We have gone to this theater on a number of occasions. It is a classic broadway house that has recently had luminaries starring in productions such as Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale in Glengarry Glen Ross and currently, Alec Baldwin in Orphans. While the acting was great in both of these plays, it is simply a thrill to see it in a house that has history, great acoustics and reminds us of the glory of the theater. We have also been privileged to see The Best Man with James Earl Jones et al, Long Days Journey into Night with Brian Dennehy and Vanessa Redgrave; as well as Jekyll and Hyde with Robert Cuccioli and Linda Eder (the latter two when the place was called the Plymouth Theater). Truly a magnificent venue built in 1917 that has seen many legends on its stage. I hope we shall be privileged to return to this great theater in the future.

Visited April 2013
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Easley, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

The Schoenfeld is a cozy theatre, a nice location to see a production. My family and I saw 'Orphans' on Wednesday April 3. This play stars Alec Baldwin, with Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge. Its a two-act play, without any set change to speak of. Very well acted (as you might have surmised) drama about two lower class brothers who meet Bladwin's character throught a chance encounter. The language is a little salty, not appropriate for younger children. (My sons are teenagers, it's nothing they don't hear at school, unfortunately.) Highly recommended for the close proximity to the stage that the Schoenfeld offers, as well as the quality of the cast.

Visited April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Glengarry Glen Ross”
Reviewed 4 January 2013

This revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize winning play is well-worth seeing before its closing in late January. Al Pacino is superb in the leading role, a character different than he played in the movie version. If you enjoyed Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, this version of Willie Loman is a must see.

Visited December 2012
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