Alec Baldwin is ready to leave Jack Donaghy behind for a return trip to Broadway.
Baldwin, who stars as television executive Donaghy in the long-running sitcom “30 Rock”, is set to appear in the play “Orphans” next spring. This is Baldwin’s first role on Broadway is more than six years.
Baldwin will play a rich older man who is kidnapped by two down-and-out brothers. The play, which was written by Lyle Kessler, launched in the early 1980s in Los Angeles and has had stints in Chicago and New York. A feature film was also made based on the material.
In a statement, Baldwin said, “I have dreamed, for a long time, of doing this play with this director.”
Baldwin’s other stage credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 production of Joe Orton’s “Entertaining Mr. Sloane,” “Loot,” “Serious Money,” “Prelude to a Kiss,” “A Street Car Named Desire,” “Macbeth” and “The Twentieth Century.”
Baldwin has previously stated that the upcoming season will be his last on “30 Rock”.