Alec Baldwin's "Orphans" to close on Broadway

Ben Foster, Tom Sturridge, and Alec Baldwin attend the after party for the "Orphans" Broadway opening night at Espace on April 18, 2013, in New York.
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The play "Orphans" has been orphaned on Broadway.

Despite receiving two Tony nominations last week, producers said Monday that the play starring Alec Baldwin will close May 19 after 27 previews and 37 regular performances at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

This means the play is closing six weeks ahead of schedule -- according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Lyle Kessler drama was originally scheduled to run through June 30.

"Orphans" earned Tom Sturridge a best lead actor Tony Award nomination and it was named among the Tony contenders for best revival. It tells the story of two orphaned brothers who kidnap an older man.

The show was perhaps best known for a creative dustup between Baldwin and Shia LaBeouf, which led to the younger man's leaving before the show opened. Ben Foster replaced LaBeouf.

It joins "The Testament of Mary," "Hands on a Hardbody," "The Anarchist," "Scandalous," "Jekyll & Hyde" and "The Performers" who also short Broadway lives this season.