Famed Broadway actress Patti LuPone went on a foul-mouthed rant directed at an audience member during a post show Q&A session because she was not properly wearing a mask.
LuPone, who was answering questions with the rest of the cast after a performance of her musical, “Company,” was filmed berating a female theatergoer who had not covered her nose with her mask.
“Put your mask over your nose. That’s why you’re in the theater. That is the rule. If you don’t want to follow the rule, get the f*** out!” LuPone screamed at this person.
The audience cheered and applauded as she ranted and raved at the mask offender.
“I’m serious! Who do you think you are that you do not respect the people sitting around you?” LuPone demanded.
The ticket-purchasing audience member shot back, “I pay your salary!”
“You pay my salary? Bulls**t. Chris Harper pays my salary,” LuPone retorted, name-dropping the show’s producer.
“Who do you think you are?!” LuPone shrieked.
“I’m a patron. A person!” the audience member said.
“Just put your mask over your nose!” LuPone commanded before the discussion’s moderator changed the subject.
Speaking about the incident, she told Playbill, “We work hard on stage to create a world that is being totally destroyed by a few rude, self-absorbed and inconsiderate audience members who are controlled by their phones.”
“Lindsey Graham you are a disgrace. On a personal note, why don’t you just bite the bullet and come out. You might just come to your senses,” she tweeted.
In another controversial tweet, she mocked Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, calling him a “national disgrace” and approvingly referred to how Paul’s neighbor viciously assaulted him in November 2017, breaking several bones and putting him in the hospital.
“Rand Paul, do us all a big favor. Don’t set foot in NYC. You too are a National disgrace. Maybe your neighbor had a point?” she tweeted.