Coming from someone who has direct experience in being yelled at for blog posts, I would like to tell Patti LuPone that she’s quickly becoming a punchline; a cautionary tale; a cliche. The Broadway diva who lays into theatregoers for rude behavior! And now…she’s taking those to task who report on her Diva-like behavior. A virtual finger pointing, if you will. When will it stop?
Furthermore, I fail to see how Itzkoff’s blog post on the Vegas incident was in any way snide.
(Just you watch Patti blow a gasket when she learns that her personal letter to Mr. Itzkoff was posted on his blog.)
Patti: Do you think you live a in a vacuum? Your Diva behavior is gaining a reputation — fast. And, I can’t help but think you enjoy this bizarre attention.
I want to make it clear that I don’t disagree with your argument that today’s audiences are getting ruder by the day. I’ve witnessed some pretty horrid behavior, myself. However, I don’t agree with how you handle it. Let stage management take care of the rude audience members. If you have a problem with how house staff is handling it, take it up with the management to be more diligent — don’t disrupt the show.
And should you decide to stop the show to yell at some idiot for taking pictures or whatever, don’t be surprised if someone reports on it.