Jesse L. Williams in “Take Me Out”
Deadline reports that the second stage of the show’s Broadway show took steps to keep audiences from taking out during the show.cell phone, additionally requires a Yondr bag so the phone should be locked when someone is in a restricted area.
It is not known if anyone unpacked the bag or smuggled in the electronic equipment.
“Taking a nude photo of anyone without consent is highly objectionable and could have serious legal consequences,” the theater said in a statement on Twitter. The theater also said that “this behavior is a gross breach of the theater community’s trust that has been forged between actors and audiences, and is unacceptable.”
Now, a spokesman for the theater told Deadline and The New York Times that it had set up a new infrared camera aimed at the audience, monitored by security, to monitor if anyone tried to use the recording equipment. Second Stage Theater production director Pete Dean told The New York Times that the new system adds point, tilt, and zoom capabilities to their existing measures, so they can focus on a person to see if they’re actually surreptitiously filming.