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Shia LaBeouf Removed From Broadway Performance of Cabaret in Handcuffs

The ''Transformers'' actor once again makes a conspicuous Broadway exit. logo
Shia LaBeouf was forcibly removed from a Broadway performance of Cabaret at Studio 54 on June 26.
(© Anthony Dixon/

Shia LaBeouf can't seem to stick with anything on Broadway these days. The almost Orphans star decided to give Broadway a second chance last night with a trip to see Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams in Cabaret at Studio 54, but it seems Broadway wasn't ready for LaBeouf.

The first information about last night's event came by way of the social media updates from Broadway stars. "'Ladies and gentlemen, this is your places call for Act II. Also, to let you know, Shia LaBeouf has just been escorted from the building in handcuffs.' Yep, that just happened," Danny Burstein, who stars as Cabaret's Herr Schultz, wrote on his Facebook page.

Broadway songwriter Benj Pasek confirmed on Twitter, "Just saw Shia LaBeouf in handcuffs in tears surround by 6 police officers outside CABARET the musical. Oh New York, u is a crazy bitch."

NYPD spokesman George Tsourovakas shed a little more light on the situation. "He was being rather difficult and combative, the point where security guards asked him to please leave the premises and he refused. Police were called and he was detained and arrested." According to reports, the actor was charged with criminal conduct and disorderly conduct.

"He will be taken to jail tonight and will then have to appear in court," a police spokesman explained.

Looks like LaBeouf may soon be forced to spend more time "alone in his room" — knitting, book, and broom in hand.

Michelle Williams, as Sally Bowles, and the Kit Kat Klub girls perform "Don't Tell Mama."
(© Joan Marcus)