On Tuesday night on Broadway, dismayed audiences witnessed the death of decorum.
During ‘Death of a Salesman’ play at the Hudson Theater on 44th Street, the shouting and erratic behavior of an unruly ticket buyer interrupted the performance, forcing ‘The Wire’ star Wendell Pierce to try to reason the rowdy of the foot of the organizer.
“He patiently and heroically begged her to leave peacefully despite her insistence that she be forcefully executed (she was eventually escorted out by the police),” Instagram user Rubinbooty said.
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Others present said the woman, dressed in a fur coat, acted oddly and disruptively throughout Act 1 of the three-hour play, disturbing those around her. They added that it appeared she and her companion were heading for the door after intermission.
Instead, she decided it was time to pay attention – to her.
“A while later she starts screaming at the top of her voice that she wasn’t leaving and if she couldn’t see the rest of the show, no one else would,” Reddit user Toss182 said. .
The show was stopped, the house lights were turned on and, in a video of the incident posted on TwitterPierce, 59, who plays Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s classic drama, can be seen talking to the cheeky woman standing in the middle of the front row.
Another ticket buyer claimed the unknown member of the public started demanding his money and that Pierce suggested that the ushers give him the money to calmly end the explosion.
When that didn’t work, the cops arrived on the scene to rapturous applause, ending the one-woman show. Once the would-be scene-stealer was removed from the theater, an unwavering Pierce started the Act 2 scene from the top.
“Death of a Salesman,” also starring Sharon D. Clarke, runs at the Hudson through Jan. 15.