Broadway. The home of so many amazing musicals and shows that resonate, challenge, bring tears of laughter and sorrow, and make you think. Its also a place where the audience is always asked to be respectful and mindful of those on stage. And when they are not…
That wasn’t the first time actress and Broadway star Patti Lupone stopped the show because of an audience member’s rudeness. Several years ago, she had people thrown out because she and the audience had had enough of them taking photos during the show.
Then there is the idiot who thought it would be a grand idea to climb onto the stage to find an outlet to charge his cell phone! I kid you not. Cell phones, talking during the show, crinkling papers, protesting, booing …all are annoyances to the actors and oftentimes serve to break their rhythm.
These are the things that Just. Aren’t. Done. during a Broadway show. Well, once again, we find out that there are exceptions to the rules. Tolerance as a one-way street combined with out and out rudeness reared its ugly head during Broadway’s Hamilton show last night.