They say that breaking up is hard to do, and that may be true for actor Shia LaBeouf. After abruptly leaving the Broadway production of “Orphans” in late February, LaBeouf sat front row Tuesday, for the play’s first preview performance, the New York Times reports.
A spokeswoman for the play says Shia purchased his ticket Tuesday, and did not formally let anyone involved know that he was coming. He seemed to enjoy himself, though. During the curtain call, LaBeouf stood as he enthusiastically applauded for the cast. When his replacement in the play, Ben Foster, took a bow, he also pointed at LaBeouf and smiled. Once the show was over, Shia made a quick exit from the theater.
When LaBeouf left the production, it was said to be over “creative differences.” However, LeBeouf tweeted a series of messages pointing to friction between he and costar Alec Baldwin. Included in the tweets were emails from the show’s director, Danny Sullivan who says the two were “incompatible.”
“Orphans” will continue preview performances before officially opening on April 18.