Ben Foster to Replace Shia LaBeouf as 'Treat' in Broadway-Bound ORPHANS
The producers of the Broadway production of Orphans, Lyle Kessler's play, directed by Daniel Sullivan, announced today that Ben Foster will join the cast immediately in the role of "Treat." Producers Frederick Zollo and Robert Cole said, "We are delighted that Ben will join Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge when rehearsals commence at Orphans tomorrow morning. He is an extraordinarily gifted actor."
Production dates remain unchanged thus far, with previews beginning March 19 and opening night on April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W. 45th Street).
Tom Sturridge is appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Tickets for Orphans are now on sale and can be purchased by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or online by visiting www.Telecharge.com.
Ben Foster (Treat) has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation. Having received rave reviews for two diverse performances showcased at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Foster will be making his Broadway debut in Orphans.
Foster's two Sundance Films, "Ain't Them Body Saints" and "Kill Your Darlings", will be released later this year by IFC Films and Sony Pictures Classics, respectively. The Village Voice noted about both performances that "Foster dazzled as the young William Burroughs on the edges of the Beat true-crime tale "Kill Your Darlings", then impressed even more as a kindly deputy trying to keep the peace in "Ain't Them Body Saints", a performance that evokes the young Gene Hackman in its understated masculine authority." In a poll of 42 critics conducted by Indiewire, Foster was named Best Supporting Performance for "Ain't Them Body Saints". Additionally, Foster stars opposite Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg's highly anticipated film "Lone Survivor" chronicling the true story of the June 2005 failed mission of Seal Team 10, which will be released by Universal Pictures this Fall.