Alec Baldwin-Led 'Orphans' to Close Early on Broadway
Poor box office numbers are to blame for the show's early curtain call, according to The New York Times. It was originally scheduled to run through June 30.
Orphans, about two brothers who hold a gangster hostage in Philadelphia, ultimately became more famous for its backstage drama after LaBeouf abruptly left the play just one week into rehearsals, citing creative differences. During the fallout, LaBeouf tweeted an email exchange between himself and Baldwin implying they, uh, didn't get along.
He was later replaced by actor Ben Foster.
Ironically, the one person who survived the fallout in tact was Tom Sturridge, who was the only castmember from Orphans to receive a Tony nomination last week.
As my dad used to say, always play nice with your coworkers.