Broadway theater installs IR camera system to catch audience members trying to record nude scenes

Broadway theater installs IR camera system to catch audience members trying to record nude scenes

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Earlier this week, idiosyncratic posted compartment telephone videos of Tony-nominated histrion Jesse L. Williams and co-star Michael Oberholtzer that were taken during a nude country from the play they’re in, Take Me Out. Deadline reports that Second Stage Theater, wherever the play is performed connected Broadway, had taken steps to support cellphones retired of assemblage members’ hands during the play, requiring the usage of Yondr pouches that are expected fastener cellphones distant erstwhile idiosyncratic is successful a restricted area.

It’s chartless whether idiosyncratic unlocked the pouch (there are galore videos online claiming to amusement however to unfastened the bags without the patented magnet designed to unfastened and adjacent them) oregon simply smuggled a instrumentality in.

A statement posted connected the theater’s Twitter relationship said “Taking bare pictures of anyone without their consent is highly objectionable and tin person terrible ineligible consequences,” and called the enactment “a gross and unacceptable usurpation of spot betwixt the histrion and assemblage forged successful the theatre community.”

Now, a spokesperson for the theatre told Deadline and the New York Times that it acceptable up a caller infrared camera pointed astatine the assemblage and monitored by information to spot if anyone is trying to usage a signaling device. Second Stage manager of accumulation Peter Dean told the Times the caller strategy adds point, tilt, and zoom capabilities to their existing measures, truthful they tin absorption connected 1 idiosyncratic and spot if they’re really up to nary good.