Patti LuPone Politely Tells 54 Below Audience Member to "Shut Up" | Playbill

News Patti LuPone Politely Tells 54 Below Audience Member to "Shut Up" Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, known to stop the show — literally — if audience members misbehave, has done it again. At her Monday night 54 Below show, she politely asked an audience member to keep quiet.

According to the New York Post, during her 7 PM April 6 show, a woman in the crowd would not stop talking after being asked to keep quiet multiple times.

As the shushing continued, LuPone said to the crowd, "What? Me? OK, I'll go home." She then asked the audience member, "What is it, honey? Are you drunk? Are you menopausal?"

The audience member told LuPone that it was her birthday. After LuPone led the audience in singing "Happy Birthday," she told the woman, "Now shut up."

A press representative for 54 Below had no additional details on the LuPone-audience member encounter.

In 2009, when LuPone was starring in her Tony-winning turn in Gypsy, she stopped the show mid-song (during her 11-o'clock number "Rose's Turn") to admonish an audience member for taking pictures. Audio from that encounter went viral.

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