Self Patti LuPone it might have a slogan, we’d say it should be “Who do you think you are ?!”
The theater legend was caught on camera cursing Broadway audience members who didn’t want to wear their masks properly while on stage on Tuesday.
The incident occurred during a post-show question and answer session for the revival of the musical “Company” in which LuPone stars like Giovanna.
“Put the mask on your nose,” LuPone hears himself saying video posted on Twitter. “That’s why you are in the theater, this is the rule. If you don’t want to follow the rule, get the fuck out of here! “
Even if New York City relieved his mask and vaccine were sent in March, the Broadway League COVID security protocols require all members of the public to wear a mask inside the theaters at least until 31 May.
“I’m serious. Who do you think you are,” continued LuPone, “if you don’t respect the people who are sitting around you?”
A woman in the audience told Tony’s award-winning actor: “I pay your salary.”
“Will you pay me my salary? bullshit Chris Harper pays my salary, “LuPone replied, referring to the producer of” Company “.
After the same audience member appears to dismiss, LuPone concluded with: “Who do you think you are? Put the mask on your nose.”
This isn’t the first time LuPone has called audience members for theatrical bad etiquette. In 2015 it made headlines for steal a phone from the hands of an audience member who was texting while performing in a Lincoln Center production of “Show Days”. In 2009, while starring in a revival of the classic musical “Gypsy”, she interrupted her performance to ask an audience member to take photos. being kicked out of the theater. In the taped audio of this latest incident, she yells at the audience member: “Who do you think you are ?!”
It also appears that LuPone’s colleagues in “Company” have verbally supported her.
The show’s official Twitter account posted a GIF of the actor on Wednesday saying “Wear a mask.”
In the meantime, let’s hope that Harper gives LuPone an increase in his salary, because he got it nominated for another Tony Monday for his role in “Compagnia”.