Kanye West apologizes after Broadway show slur - Noise11.com
Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Kanye West apologizes after Broadway show slur

by Music-News.com on December 5, 2018

in News

Kanye West has issued a rare apology after being slammed by Broadway’s new Sonny Bono for using his mobile phone during opening night of The Cher Show.

The rapper failed to impress the cast of the new production when he was spotted busily playing with his mobile instead of watching the action on stage.

Tony-nominated actor Jarrod Spector, who plays Sonny Bono in the musical, was quick to let Kanye know how he felt, tweeting during the show: “Hey @kanyewest so cool that you’re here at @TheCherShow! If you look up from your cell phone you’ll see we’re doing a show up here. It’s opening night. Kind of a big deal for us. Thanks so much.”

Spector’s tweet caused Kanye to rethink his actions and take to his own social media to apologize.

“Please pardon my lack of etiquette. We have so much appreciation for the energy you guys put into making this master piece,” he tweeted.

Kanye, who attended Monday’s (03Dec18) opening night alongside wife Kim Kardashian, also praised Spector and his co-stars for their portrayals of Sonny and Cher.

“The dynamics of Cher and Sonny’s relationship made Kim and I grab each other’s hand and sing ‘I got you babe’,” Kanye added, referencing Sonny and Cher’s famous duet.

Kanye’s use of his cell phone during the show directly broke the strict rule prohibiting the use of phones or other electronic devices during live performances on Broadway.

Theatre fans will remember legendary actress Patti LuPone’s now infamous 2015 moment, when she stayed in character and snatched away the phone from a theatregoer who had been texting throughout the first act of her Broadway production of Shows for Days.

In a statement after the incident, Patti said: “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. They cannot put them down. When a phone goes off or when a LED screen can be seen in the dark it ruins the experience for everyone else – the majority of the audience at that performance and the actors on stage.

“I am so defeated by this issue that I seriously question whether I want to work on stage anymore.”

music-news.com

Follow Noise11 on Twitter for news as it happens

For news as it happens follow Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Comments

comments

Related Posts

A Star Is Born 2018
Australian Charts: A Star Is Born is number one for eighth week

The year of 2018 has been topped and tailed by long running soundtracks, "A Star is Born" now racks up its eighth week at the top, matching the eight-week-stay achieved by "The Greatest Showman" in January and February.

14 hours ago
Ariana Grande Sweetener
Frankie Grande and Ariana Grande release Rent song ‘Seasons of Love’ from TV special

Ariana Grande and her brother Frankie Grande have recorded a version of ‘Seasons of Love’ for the Rent Live TV special.

2 days ago
Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sean Lennon to join Miley Cyrus on Saturday Night Live

Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson have invited Sean Lennon to join them on U.S. TV for a performance of his dad's holiday peace anthem Happy Xmas (War Is Over).

2 days ago
Kanye West. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Kanye West fires off at Drake in Twitter rant

Kanye West has fired up his feud with rap rival Drake after learning the Canadian star had asked to use a sample of his 2009 song Say What's Real.

2 days ago
PNAU
PNAU release 15 minute short film ‘Luminous’

PNAU have made a 15 minute short film called ‘Luminous’.

3 days ago
Haken
David Roy Williams is bringing Haken to Australia in 2019

UK metal band Haken will tour Australia in 2019 for David Roy Williams.

4 days ago
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Taylor Swift home invader given jail sentence

Taylor Swift has one less home invader to worry about after a stalker pleaded guilty to breaking into her pad.

6 days ago