Shia LaBeouf has bowed out of the broadway production of “Orphans,” just a month before the play was set to open. The actor’s rep has confirmed the news.
“Due to creative differences, the producers of ‘Orphans’ and Shia LaBeouf will be parting ways and he will not be continuing with the production. An announcement on the replacement of the role of Treat will be made shortly,” the producers of the play said in a statement.
Despite LaBeouf’s departure, the show must go on. “Orphans” will be continuing as scheduled with preview performances on March 19 and opening night on April 7. The play is taking place at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York.
“Orphans” is a revival of Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play about two brothers who live in a run-down house in Philadelphia. The older brother Treat, who would have been played by LaBeouf, takes on the father role for his younger brother, providing for him through a life of crime.