Patti LuPone is a fabulous CUNT

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  1. dUb

    dUb WENT TO WAR FOR U

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    Audio from a recent show ("it" starts at around the 45 second mark)



    I don't even know who this bitch IS but she's a big Broadway name APPARENTLY

    HOW DARE YOU

    I would actually be really annoyed if this happened at a show I was at... annoyed at the performer that is. Just GET ON WITH IT :Oi:
     
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  2. ameraal

    ameraal la loi de murphy

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    i only know her from will&grace to be honest, but she was quite amusing in one of the episodes
     
  3. jørgen

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    Patti LuPone is a LEGEND. And she is dead right, if I were on stage performing and some cunts were flashing away I'd be furious too.

    Tori Amos did it too:

     
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  4. VoR

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    Miss Patti's at it again :disco:

     
  5. VoR

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    Interview

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/theater/hold-the-phone-its-patti-lupone.html?smid=tw-nytimes

     
  6. Sharla

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    Too bad it wasn't Madge.
     
  8. VoR

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    Would *you* fuck with this woman?

     
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  10. Sharla

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    Thinking more about what Patti had to say, if this woman was sat at the end of the row, why didn't one of the theatre staff talk to her at some point in the first act, or even wait for the intermission warning her she'd be thrown out if she carried on?
     
  11. Phoenix

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    I'm shocked that self proclaimed theatre queen dUb didn't know who Patti Lupone is.
     
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  12. VoR

    VoR #Justice4JLo

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    IKR!

    Bit disappointed in his phone-tolerant opinion too. People who text in theatres and cinemas are the absolute worst. I have a friend who's chronic for it and I try to avoid seeing things with her because it winds me up so much.
     
  13. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    LOVING the last two posts in this thread.

    People who ruin plays and musicals and concerts with their phone-habits or general decrepitude is a huge bugbear of mine. At bjork there was this awful brown lesbian who had a FULL ON CONVERSATION with her mates behind my at bjork. And despite being asked politely OVER and OVER to be a little more considerate, she wouldn't. Cos of COURSE, she was the biggest bjork fan there. :daf:
     
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  14. RobotBoy

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    Good on her. It's awful at the cinema but it's just beyond rude at the theatre. Lots of Broadway stars have commented on it happening at their shows on Twitter recently, so it's obviously getting worse.
     
  15. Jark

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    This woman sounds like she takes herself way too seriously

    If it's getting worse just have a private snigger about how idiotic these people are for wasting their money and GET ON WITH IT.
     
  16. Phoenix

    Phoenix Get Well Soon

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    I think it's extremely annoying when you're acting on stage and you see a light pop out in the audience. Same reason they don't allow photography. You have to respect the actors on stage if you're going to a theatre.
     
  17. COB

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    (Jark) Don't you think having your phone out is disrespectful to the rest of the audience, who have also paid for their ticket and having their experience spoiled?

    I think this is something people NEED to be shamed for, or it'll just get worse. The man who jumped onto the stage at a show last week to charge his phone (not realising the outlet was part of the set ie FAKE) is the one that really beggars belief for me :D
     
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  18. Sharla

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    The woman who took a photo of Keira Knightley in The Children's Hour was forcibly pounced by theatre staff as soon as the interval started. I was hoping they'd waterboard her up on the stage as a warning to other people, but they just went through her phone and made her delete the photos and escorted her out.

    It is fucking rude but theatres do need to make it absolutely clear that PLEASE TURN YOUR PHONES OFF means not just on silent, and explain that the glow of the screen is distracting and anyone using their phone will be asked to leave at a convenient moment in time. Or just dragged out if they're in an aisle seat.
     
  19. jivafox

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    When I've been to the frightfest film festival anybody who even dares have their phone on after the lights have gone down for the film get such a torrent of ABUSE from the rest of the audience they're sometimes shamed into leaving the theatre :D it's quite terrifying.
     
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  20. lolly

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    It's a whole lot worse in the era of smartphones. Going back a few years you could probably get away without inconveniencing perhaps a few people around you (not that I'd condone it then), but it's pretty much like playing with a small torch now.

    I agree it ought to be policed more by theatre staff, although I quite favour the approach of everyone around them pointing at said offender and chanting 'OUT! OUT! OUT!' at them.
     
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  21. VoR

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    The guy who tried to charge his phone onstage is clearly one of the worst human beings on the planet.

    http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jul/10/man-who-jumped-broadway-stage-juice-jackal

     
  22. Jark

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    It's disrespectful. It's not the end of the world. If I was in the audience and someone was texting I doubt if I'd care that much and if I was on stage I would just get on with doing what I'm paid to do. She sounds hysterical though. "Everybody is so freaked out about it." Really though? ARE THEY?
     
  23. VoR

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    Well I for one am shocked to discover that Jark hasn't spent much time watching legitimate theatre.
     
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    To be fair, it was an opinion that was stated more than six years ago. It could have easily changed since.
     
  25. Lockhart

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    Being reminded of MS. Lupone's reading of Rainbow High is never a bad thing :disco:

    Also, ON TOPIC, I don't have much of an issue with people doing it in the cinema, though I've had to sit through people MAKE PHONE CALLS in the cinema before, so maybe I've just become used to it. A theatre is a different story though because it can easily put someone off and you're paying a lot more money to see it (usually) so surely you can just WAIT to look at your bloody phone.

    Also that asshole who jumped on stage to charge his phone deserves the torrent of abuse, you'd think his life depended on his having his phone on.
     
  26. COB

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    I really can't deal with it in the cinema, it draws my eye immediately and I can't concentrate on the screen at all :(
     
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    Knowing he jumped on stage before the show started and not actually during the performance makes his behaviour seem a little less worse, but he's still dreadful.

    When I saw Flarepath a few years ago there's a scene (SPOILER ALERT) where Sheridan Smith's husband is presumed dead after his plane crashes and James Purejoy reads out the letter he's left for her. Someone's phoned went off so he stopped and paused for it to stop ringing and went back to the start of the letter. Then the phone started ringing again and he stopped again. Sheridan got the giggles at that point and really had to focus to get herself back in the zone. (SPOILER ALERT) The husband didn't die after all, the plan crashed in the sea and he swam to safety.
     
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  28. VoR

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    I just don't understand what's so difficult about turning your phone off for 2-3 hours. I mean it's not like you're being forced to be there.

    Cinema is annoying enough but if you're watching a blockbuster with a room full of kids and teenagers it's (sadly) probably a lost cause trying to police it. The theatre and small concerts are so much more intimate though, it's INCREDIBLY rude and ignorant and I absolutely think there should be a zero-tolerance policy. If it's distracting the performer - as it obviously was Ms Lupone and the actors in Sharla's anecdote above - then on some level it's reducing the quality of the performance for everybody in the room.
     
  29. Mats

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    you are distracting someone from doing "what they are paid to do" properly. have some respect
     
  30. Jark

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    I personally am not!

    But if a professional can't rise above someone looking at their phone screen thats their problem.
     
  31. Ellie

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    How about all of the other people in the audience? I sat next to some cow on her phone the entire time in a theatre a few months ago, and we had the top price seats. It was extremely annoying. Seriously what's the point in paying to see a show when you're not actually watching it?
     
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  32. lolly

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    Quite. It's disrespectful and distracting to pretty much everyone there.
     
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    I’m loving Patti’s current era, doing interviews from her kitchen

     
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    Also still hates Glenn Close

     
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  36. VoR

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    Ooh I've been on a right MAD PATTI kick lately. This is an incredible performance.

     
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  38. Pipo

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    she's not being a cunt there :disco: she's just speaking for MILLIONS!
     
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  39. Zu-Klara

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    I love her. More PATTI PLEASE
     
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    She needs a podcast.
     
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