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Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone stuck it to the audience member who was texting during the show by snatching the phone during the performance. Photo Courtesy’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, 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.