This just in: Russel Tovey's shirtless torso caused an audience member to faint.
During a performance of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge last week, Tovey literally took an audience member's breath away when he removed his shirt during the Broadway production. The performance briefly halted when Davin Cutchall fell onto the stage (he had front row seats!) in pure awe. At the time, fellow audience members worried Cutchall was having a heart attack, but he later tweeted that cardiac tests proved it to be a fainting episode.
Don't worry, after recovering he was able to catch a matinee of A View From the Bridge.
Tovey's response via Heat magazine was perfect: "On behalf of my arms and nipples, I feel the need to publicly apologize for the effects felt by one of our audience members on a dark winter night in New York City."
If that isn't enough reason to check out Ivo van Hove's production, here's a bit more:
We can also expect to see plenty of Tovey when HBO's Looking movie premieres later this year.