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BWW Readers React to Rogue Cell Phone Charger at Broadway's HAND TO GOD

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As BWW reported earlier today, during a recent performance of Broadway's Hand to God, an audience member quietly made his way up on the stage of the hit comedy to plug his cell phone in to what he believed to be a working outlet.

Sources who were present at the performance told Broadwayadjacent.com that the front of house staff quickly responded to the intruder, retrieving the phone and only delaying the performance by five minutes.

It remains unclear whether the brazen theater-goer was truly unaware of the consequences of his actions or perhaps was acting on a dare. According to the site, upon receiving his phone back, he asked the usher, "Well, where can I charge it?"

While no official confirmation of the incident has been made, cast member Mark Kudisch, who portrays 'Pastor Greg' in the show, took to Twitter on July 3rd to share: "Dear general audience, an electrical socket that's a part of the set of the play is NOT for you to charge your iPhone.....just an FYI....."

BroadwayWorld readers have since shared their reaction to the incident, weighing in on BWW's Facebook page. Several of their responses follow:

William J. Finnegan I really wish Patti LuPone had been there...

--> Justin Senneff "STOP CHARING YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW! YOU HEARD THE ANNOUNCMENT AT THE......oh wait thats never been a problem before.."

--> Lyndsay Wilshaw "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?!"

Len Levi Yes, I am sure that they cast, crew and audience thought it was hilarious.

Kevin P Smith Some people really should just stay at home and talk over the TV.

Travis Poe I saw it yesterday. I would've loved to have seen the look on his face when that set revolved away into another setting with his phone disappearing.

Matthew Hoenig Something else that needs to be added to the 'how to behaave at the theatre exam'

Jason Ross Or set their programs and beverage bottles on the lip of the stage.

Kelley Manson This is why Broadway sometimes isn't thriving like it ought to. Idiots are quickly replacing cultured audience members.

Ashley Carroll What is wrong with people?! You can't power down for two hours?!

Heather Eff

Don Brown Sometimes I am really discouraged by other humans.

Rick Evans What an asshat!! Good grief!

David Westbrook Did they kick off their flip flops, loosen the elastic on their boxer shorts and crinkle the potato chip bag as loud as possible, before jupin' up to plugin??

R.l. Procter This is really the Onion ...isn't it?

Lara Morton I can't wait to use this story as a teaching tool in my Drama classes come fall.

BWW will bring you updates throughout the evening. In the meantime, be sure to tell us what you think about the whole ordeal! A good prank? Ridiculously rude? Just plain stupid? Comment below!


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