The casting hole created by
A spokeswoman for the production said Foster is expected to begin rehearsals Friday. This will be his Broadway debut.
Foster appeared in the 2006 movie "X-Men:
LaBeouf's departure from the play was announced Wednesday, with the official reason given as "creative differences." The actor later tweeted a series of email correspondences that suggest he had clashed with Baldwin during the rehearsal process.
One of the emails was from director Daniel Sullivan, while another was from British actor
The opening of "Orphans," by Lyle Kessler, has not changed from the previously announced April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York.