In the story over Shia La Beouf’s exit from “Orphans,” Michael Riedel in the New York Post reports a different version of events than the impression left by the release by the 26-year-old actor of e-mails to him and from him concerning what would have been his Broadway debut.
Riedel writes: “‘This has nothing to do with Alec,’ says a source. ‘Despite his reputation, he has been a decent human being.’
“LaBeouf, on the other hand, is getting it in the neck.
“‘His stage experience is scant, and his performance in the rehearsal room was “erratic” to the point of being “volatile,” another source says,” Riedel writes.