The Broadway star who said she is quitting, is not.
She can’t give up the attention.
She will be back.
Patti LuPone Gives Up Actors’ Equity Card, Won’t Be On Stage “For A Very Long Time”: “No Longer Part Of That Circus” – Update
UPDATE, with LuPone statement Triple Tony winner and stage icon Patti LuPone says she’s given up her Actors’ Equity card, a move that could signal an end – or at least a long break – to her celebrated Broadway stage career.
“Quite a week on Broadway, seeing my name being bandied about. Gave up my Equity card; no longer part of that circus. Figure it out,” writes LuPone in an apparent reference to last week’s controversy over Hadestown star Lillias White reprimanding an audience member from the stage.
The Hadestown incident, in which White mistook a captioning device used by an audience member with hearing loss for an illegal recording device, drew many social media comparisons to LuPone’s show-stopping dressing-down of a flash-camera user during a 2009 performance of Gypsy. More recently, LuPone took to task a maskless audience member at a post-show talkback session for Company. – Source
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