Pauper Players' Sunday afternoon performance of "Cabaret" was cut short when Department of Public Safety officials responded to a call that a man was suffering from chest pains, DPS spokesman Randy Young said.
Sophomore Emily Riehl, who was in the audience, said the man was New York Yankees principal owner, George Steinbrenner.
Steinbrenner, 76, was in attendance to watch his granddaughter, junior Haley Swindal, perform the lead role of Sally Bowles.
Young said the man was "conscious, alert and breathing" when DPS officials arrived at Playmakers Theatre between 3:30 and 3:41 p.m.
Steinbrenner's "incident" caused the show's cancellation at intermission, which is a real tragedy, because "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" is the traditional show-stopper. Deadspin commenters, let me know: What's your favorite Kander and Ebb tune?
Steinbrenner incident halts campus play [Daily Tar Heel]