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Shia LaBeouf exits 'Orphans' over creative differences

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Shia LaBeouf is leaving the Broadway production of Orphans, citing “creative differences.” LaBeouf was supposed to play the role of Treat, one of two poor Philadelphia brothers who plan to kidnap a wealthy man. Tom Sturridge and Alec Baldwin are also attached to the production, which was written by Lyle Kessler in 1983 and is being directed by Daniel Sullivan.

Despite the departure, previews for the show are still scheduled to start on March 19, and opening night is April 7 at the Schoenfeld Theatre.

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