The following time you purchase tickets to see well known phase starlet Patti LuPone in a program, just leave your cell phone at home.

The Tony and Grammy honor winner delivered her exit line during her efficiency of Shows for Days at the Lincoln Center Wednesday evening then stalked a woman in the audience at the end of the 2nd row as well as snagged her phone from her hands.

According to a number of viewers members, the lady had been texting throughout the program. New york city City long earlier passed an ordinance outlawing cellphones from theaters, yet that hasn’t already stopped numerous from bringing their devices – and also utilizing them – during shows.

Lupone admittedly has a low resistance for viewers participants utilizing electronic devices during programs. In 2008, Lupone stopped an efficiency of Gypsy in mid-song considering that a viewers member was snapping photos.

‘When a phone goes off or when (an) LED screen can be seen in the dark, it ruins the experience for every person else – the majority of the audience at that performance and also the stars on stage,’ LuPone claimed in a declaration released Thursday and reported on Playbill.com. ‘I am so beat by this problem that I seriously question whether I intend to work with phase any longer. Now I’m placing fight gear on over my costume to marshall the viewers in addition to carry out.’

The New York Times reported the phone was returned after the show. She additionally provided a lively job interview for the story that was done in Q as well as A format.

Some in the viewers tweeted regarding the occurrence in support of LuPone and also doinged this after the program was over.