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  1. Patti Lupone

    Broadway Star Snatches Audience Phone

    She called her out. Patti LuPone, Tony-winning star of Shows for Days, caught an audience member texting and responded by swiping the phone from her hand mid-show while managing to stay in character. The legendary diva, known for not tolerating audience disruptions, called mid-play texters ”rude, self-absorbed and inconsiderate,” and said she feels defeated by the modern theater-going environment. But perhaps technology is also the solution: LuPone says the idea of signal-scrambling to render cell phones useless in theaters does have a nice ring.

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