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Broadway actor Audra McDonald condemns audience member who took photo during nude scene


The six-time Tony Award-winning actor Audra McDonald has condemned an audience member of her latest Broadway play after they snapped a photograph of the star while she was performing a nude scene.

“To whoever it was in the audience that took a flash photo during our nude scene today: Not cool,” McDonald tweeted. “Not cool at all.” 


McDonald is currently starring alongside Michael Shannon in a revival of Terrence McNally’s Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, which features both actors in scenes featuring full-frontal nudity and simulated sex.

In a statement to Page Six, a representative for New York’s Broadhurst Theatre said that they operate a “no-photo policy”, and that “if someone is spotted taking a picture or video, an usher or house management staff member will ask them to erase the photos/videos… [and] asked to show their ‘deleted’ folder and empty it so there is no record of it still on the phone. If they refuse to hand over their camera, they are asked to leave.”

They did not, however, confirm whether the audience member was identified, or if the photographs of McDonald were erased.


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