Actress Patti LuPone snatches texting audience member’s phone during performance

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Patti LuPone stuck it to the audience member who was texting during the show by snatching the phone during the performance. Photo Courtesy Theatermania.com’s Facebook page.

NEW YORK — It was already considered rude to use a cell phone during a live performance, but Patti LuPone really drove the lesson home for one audience member.

During a performance of “Shows for Days,” LuPone snatched a cell phone right out of the hands of a person texting,¬†theatermania.com reports. At that point in the show, her character was supposed to be interacting with the audience, shaking hands with them and the like.

The Lincoln Center Theater, which was housing the show, has confirmed the incident took place but refused to comment on it.

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4 comments

  • Friday

    Texting is Rude during a one on one conversation. Rude during a job interview. Rude during a parent teacher conference. Not rude here, this is a case of Another “artist” who thinks the world revolves around herself.

    • Eddie Matsuoka

      So it isn’t rude to ignore the actors on the stage?? I know in Vegas they often make you check your cells or you can’t even enter the theater. They obviously didn’t do that here and this is how the actors are rewarded? I would make her pay $100 to get her phone back.

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