Broadway World is reporting that Shia LaBeouf was hauled out of a production of Cabaret during intermission by police in handcuffs. He was reportedly "being disruptive" during the first act.
Cast member Danny Burstein apparently posted to his Facebook, "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."
Update: Apparently, he was smoking inside the theater.
Update 10:36 p.m.: And here's a photo, courtesy of theblackparkerlewis's Instagram, of LaBeouf in handcuffs outside the backdoor of the Late Show with David Letterman.
Update 10:58 p.m.: Per ABC's Aaron Katersky, LaBeouf was charged by police with criminal trespass and two counts of disorderly conduct, and apparently threatened police and other guests as the show. And according to Page Six, he allegedly told police officers at the Midtown precinct, "Fuck you. I'll fuck you up." Police also apparently had to put him in a face mask because he kept spitting.
Update 11:39 p.m.: According to CBS New York, two witnesses who saw LaBeouf on their way to the show say he was apparently behaving strangely before he even got in the theater:
Two theatergoers told CBS 2′s Grymes they saw LaBeouf in a ripped shirt a block away from the theater while they were walking to the show. They said LaBeouf was chasing after a man who appeared to be homeless.
The witnesses said they also saw LaBeouf stumbling inside the theater in the bar, and feeding a woman a strawberry from her own plate.
"Honestly, I wasn't thinking of drunk or drugs. I was thinking he was working on a role, because it was that extreme," said witness Tina Marie Miller. "If we didn't know who he was, we'd assume he was a bum, literally, from how he looked and how he was acting."
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