It’s the brand new line of equipment no self-respecting theater child might be with out.
TodayTix, the cellular ticketing app specializing in reside theater, has a number of new issues of their on-line reward retailer. A button on the high of their dwelling web page encourages guests to “Shop Patti LuPone Merch” however you gained’t discover posters from the unique Broadway run of Evita or CDs of Heatwave: Patti LuPone Sings Irving Berlin. Instead, there’s a celebration of a way more current triumph.
As we reported earlier this week, the two-time Tony winner went to warfare with an viewers member who didn’t put on her masks correctly throughout a post-show talkback of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, through which LuPone co-stars with Katrina Lenk.
“That is the rule,” the 73-year-old Long Island-born legend reminded the errant theater-goer. “If you don’t want to follow the rule, get the fuck out!”
While LuPone’s assertion (and rhetorical “who do you think you are?!?”) was greeted principally with applause, the masochistic particular person who thought she might cross swords with the lady who performed Mama Rose in Gypsy and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard wasn’t having it. “We pay your salary!” she dared (dared!) to recommend.
“You pay my salary? Bullshit!” LuPone struck back. “Chris Harper pays my salary,” she stated, naming one of many high producers of the Company revival.
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It’s unlikely that the London-based producer ever dreamed he’d find yourself a meme, however that’s what occurs when Patti LuPone shouts your identify at unsophisticated rubes who act rudely on the the-a-ter. As such, one can now purchase a “Chris Harper Pays My Salary” t-shirt, sweatshirt, mug, or (in fact) masks on the TodayTix store.
The assortment additionally consists of merch that includes the road “WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” dated for 2009 (see beneath on that) and 2022. Also, tote luggage with “the full rant.” (We quibble a bit, nonetheless, with calling it a rant. A righteous rebuke is extra prefer it!)