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Ben Foster replaces Shia LaBeouf on Broadway

The Associated Press, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 10:29am (PST)

NEW YORK (AP) — Shia LaBeouf is out. Ben Foster is in.

A day after LaBeouf stepped away from the play that would have marked his Broadway debut, he was replaced by Foster.

Foster whose film roles include "3:10 to Yuma" and "The Laramie Project" had auditioned for the revival of Lyle Kessler's play "Orphans" but had lost the role to the star of the "Transformers" franchise.

After LaBeouf left the production on Wednesday due to creative differences, Foster was picked.

The play is about two orphaned brothers who decide to kidnap a wealthy man. LaBeouf was to play one brother and Tom Sturridge plays the other; Baldwin will be the target.

The switch in actors hasn't delayed the show. Producers said "Orphans" will still open March 19.

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Online: http://www.orphansonbroadway.com

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