When an audience member's phone went off in the middle of Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig's Broadway play A Steady Rain in 2009 the guilty party tried to keep a low profile and let it ring. The Wolverine star was having none of it, and keeping his character's Chicago accent he snapped, "You wanna get that? Grab it. I don't care, grab it. Grab your phone, it doesn't matter." (Credit: AP)
This week Broadway star Audra McDonald shamed an audience member for taking a photo of her nude scene. But she is certainly not the first actor to take umbrage at the use of smartphones in the theatre.