We got burned pretty bad when we repeated an Enquirer report that James Gandolfini had hauled an audience member off the stage of God of Carnage, so we waited for video to surface to report that Hugh Jackman interrupted a preview performance of A Steady Rain on Broadway to hector a spectator who had forgotten to turn off his or her cell phone and allowed it to ring while Jackman was emoting. Now we only have to worry that this is an elaborate prank aimed at us (our enemies — they’re everywhere!). Or maybe it’s a publicity stunt; the play, co-starring Daniel Craig, opens tonight. Who videos previews?
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 29, 2009