Shia LaBeouf (“Transformers”) has dropped out of the Broadway revival of “Orphans,” producers announced on Wednesday, and the show is to begin previews on March 19. This would have been LaBeouf’s Broadway debut, co-starring alongside of Alec Baldwin and Tom Sturridge. His replacement has not been announced yet.
Although the reasons may change for a celebrity who quickly comes and goes from a Broadway production, LaBeouf is not the first. Here are five other actors who had to step out of the spotlight before opening night.