Shia LaBeouf was facing disorderly conduct charges Friday after being arrested for yelling obscenities at a Broadway theater performance of “Cabaret,” police said.
The actor used obscene language and interfered with the show at Studio 54 in Manhattan, police said.
A spokesman for “Cabaret” said LaBeouf was “disruptive during Act 1” and was escorted out of the theater at intermission.
The 28-year-old, who starred in the first three “Transformers” movies, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. He was in police custody Friday morning. Calls and emails to his attorney, agent, publicist and manager were not immediately returned.
LaBeouf’s other films include “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” '‘Disturbia” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”
Last year, LaBeouf pulled out of what would have been his Broadway debut in “Orphans,” a play starring Alec Baldwin. LaBeouf left the production over what was described as “creative differences” and was replaced by Ben Foster.
In February, the actor participated in a performance-art oddity at a Los Angeles art gallery wearing a bag over his head with the words “I AM NOT FAMOUS ANYMORE” scrawled in black ink across it.
The stunt came days after he posed on the red carpet at the Berlin Film Festival in the same getup. At the same festival, he walked out of a news conference after answering a reporter’s question by saying: “When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. Thank you very much.” The line was borrowed from a French soccer player who baffled reporters with it in the mid-1990s.
Last year, LaBeouf came under fire for borrowing the storyline and dialogue for his short film “Howard Cantour.com,” which closely resembled the 2007 graphic novel “The Death-Ray” by Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf apologized on Twitter in a series of posts that were directly lifted from other famous mea culpas.