US actor charged after disrupting Broadway musical

NEW YORK- Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf, star of three "Transformers" movies, was hauled before a New York court Friday, charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct at a Broadway musical.
Officers were called to Studio 54 midway through a performance of "Cabaret," where LaBeouf, 28, sat in the audience causing a disturbance and threatening theater security, a police spokesman said.

After security ejected him, he became loud and belligerent and threatened New York police at the scene.
"He was placed under arrest and charged with criminal trespass and two counts of disorderly conduct," the spokesman told AFP.
LaBeouf appeared before a Manhattan criminal court and was subsequently released.
A spokesman for the production confirmed that LaBeouf was escorted out by theater staff during the intermission after being "disruptive" during Act One.
The Daily News website reported that he was puffing on cigarettes in the theater and appeared drunk, interrupting the performance and then flying into a rage when police turned up.
LaBeouf starred in the first three "Transformers" movies but was replaced by Mark Wahlberg in the fourth that opens in the United States on Friday. Critics have rubbished the latest installment of the franchise as too long.
Actors Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams are the current stars of "Cabaret" in a production directed by Sam Mendes.

Sunday, June 29th 2014

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