Somebody took a flash photo of Audra and Michael's nude scene today

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BJR said: "The ushers would stand in the aisles just before Dolly's entrance to the Harmonia Gardens, too. Each time I saw it, I think I saw someone try to take a picture and them come running over with the flashlight. They were serious not to have that moment filmed."

For a moment I thought you were implying she came down the stairs naked.

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It truly boggles my mind that people will see these articles, see actors calling out people on social media for filming/taking photos, seeing people like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sara Bareilles calling out people who have distracted them by filming (Sara posted a rant on Instagram, LMM has not been shy about calling out people either on Twitter or DURING THE PERFORMANCE-literally, he changed lyrics because of this), and yet there will be people who think they're entitled to see these shows, and will continue to record, take photos, and record the show through audio methods. IT'S ENOUGH. What do people have to do to get audience members to understand that this is NOT OKAY. 

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Predictably, Fox News has picked up this story to work its readers into a lather.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/broadways-audra-mcdonald-nude-scene-frankie-and-johnny-in-the-clair-de-lune

If you want some hate to go with your coffee this morning, read the comments.
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How far does a story like this have to go before people realize IT"S NOT OKAY TO TAKE PHOTOS during a show???

I want to know what goes through someones head when they decide it's okay to take photos. I just don't understand. 

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Because not everyone READS/FOLLOWS these things. And...people dont care.
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If Ive learned anything in my 22 years of living, most people (Americans, really) are generally entitled. Regardless of class or whatever, everyone is in their own world, with very little regard to the rest of the world. Its sadly how the public operates. 

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Mike Barrett said: "If Ive learned anything in my 22 years of living, most people (Americans, really) are generally entitled. Regardless of class or whatever, everyone is in their own world, with very little regard to the rest of the world. Its sadly how the public operates."

 

And if I've learned anything in my 72 years of living, most people are generally good and considerate of others.

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Jacaranda2 said: "Mike Barrett said: "If Ive learned anything in my 22 years of living, most people (Americans, really) are generally entitled. Regardless of class or whatever, everyone is in their own world, with very little regard to the rest of the world. Its sadly how the public operates."



And if I've learned anything in my 72 years of living, most people are generally good and considerate of others.
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Maybe I'm around too many terrible people then. 

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Honestly, the worst and most consistent entitlement I see is from people under the age of 35-ish. So unless you hang out with people considerably older than 22, that might be why Somebody took a flash photo of Audra and Michael's nude scene today
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ItsMeRaul said: "Honestly, the worst and most consistent entitlement I see is from people under the age of 35-ish. So unless you hang out with people considerably older than 22, that might be why Somebody took a flash photo of Audra and Michael's nude scene today"

I mean Im not getting into this ageist-ness here, but I don't hang with people age for that reason :) 

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"And if I've learned anything in my 72 years of living, most people are generally good and considerate of others."

I am a bit (lol) younger than you and agree, you just rarely hear about the common every day good in people.

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Mike Barrett said: "ItsMeRaul said: "Honestly, the worst and most consistent entitlement I see is from people under the age of 35-ish. So unless you hang out with people considerably older than 22, that might be why Somebody took a flash photo of Audra and Michael's nude scene today"

I mean Im not getting into this ageist-ness here, but I don't hang with people age for that reason :)
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NVM <eye roll>.

Updated On: 7/24/19 at 12:25 PM
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If this happened while LaPone was on stage they'd be dead by now.

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Jacaranda2 said: "Mike Barrett said: "If Ive learned anything in my 22 years of living, most people (Americans, really) are generally entitled. Regardless of class or whatever, everyone is in their own world, with very little regard to the rest of the world. Its sadly how the public operates."



And if I've learned anything in my 72 years of living, most people are generally good and considerate of others.
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Not anymore.  Years ago, that was true.  Now,  people of all ages have little regard for the rest of the world.

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They really do have little to no regard. I hope soon they will have ushers standing in the aisle, looking at the patrons. It will take some getting used to, but it may prevent this awful situation from happening again. 

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In my experience as a young(er) person, I have encountered more people 40+ who seem to have a sense of entitlement and think that the world revolves around them and like to take advantage of the younger generations. Of course, each generation will have its share of unpleasant people, and there are certainly some young people who are absolutely ridiculous, but I’ve had more issues with older people.
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'I remember when I saw “Take Me Out”, before the nude scenes occurred security would stand in the side aisles specifically watching the audience and looking for anyone taking pictures. I think I’ve seen other shows that did the same."

Haven't seen this production but did the Falco/Tucci one and the scene is first when the lights come up. The ushers most definitely should be on alert, no easier time to patrol than the first minutes.

Wrong of course but for an invasion of privacy? Sorry that point goes out the window when you get naked in a room with 1000 people.
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Perhaps if theaters hired real visible security versus elderly ushers, people wouldn't act like uncouth trolls

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Wrong of course but for an invasion of privacy? Sorry that point goes out the window when you get naked in a room with 1000 people.

NOPE

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dramamama611 said: "Because not everyone READS/FOLLOWS these things. And...people dont care."

So this. It's pointless to complain. When Edmund White's lover was playing on Broadway in Eqquus is the 70's, people always snapped pictures when he got naked. This has been going on as long as there have been such things to photograph at live performances. The cast of Hair reported similar issues. It will never end. Ushers will just have to continue being vigilant, though I'm not sure cameras/phones can be taken away from audience members. They can be asked to leave, but my guess is that once they've snapped the photo, they don't care.

Updated On: 7/24/19 at 06:06 PM
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amoni said: "Wrong of course but for an invasion of privacy? Sorry that point goes out the window when you get naked in a room with 1000 people."

No. When an actor performs naked on stage, they are consenting to sharing their bodies only with the people in that room at that time. They have not consented to be photographed and have their bodies shared, posted, exploited, etc. It is certainly an invasion of privacy.

 

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Are you sure it was a camera flash and a reflection from where she hides her most recent Tony, and lord knows not her last if the ridiculous tony voters have their way?
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magictodo123, I pray and thank god for the audience audio recordings that seem to fester around our communities. Some of my favourite:

* Betty Buckley in Dear World

* Bernadette Peters in Hello, Dolly

* Bernadette Peters in A Little Night Music

* Marin Mazzie in next to normal

 

"It’s the fractured quality in [Bernadette Peters'] singing voice and line readings that puts across the character as someone for whom resentment is sliding into madness." - NYtimes on Follies (2011).
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I assume it was flash because the scene was darkly lit. There is no way to monetize such a photo because any publication that used it would be doubly sued. Just someone's sadistic pleasure is all I can think.

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I saw the show last night and it seems like this might have happened again. At intermission I assume it was the house manager was asking people in the left side of the orchestra if they saw who took a flash photo and I only half heard the one part but it was something like I'll reward whoever rats em out.

Nobody pointed anyone out but I never saw a flash go off in front of me either. The scene is quite dark and it seemed like it would be very obvious if a flash went off so maybe the managers/ushers thought they saw something last night but I'm not sure. Everyone around me commented they didn't see a flash either so who knows.