Theatergoer Tries to Charge Phone on Stage Which forces an announcement to the audience By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jul 7, 2015 3:29 PM CDT 30 comments Comments (Shutterstock) (Newser) – The usual story about cell phones and the theater involves one ringing at an inopportune time. Playbill can now top that: It seems that an audience member crept up on the Broadway stage of Hand to God last week and tried to plug his phone charger into a stage outlet. Alas, it was a prop. Luckily, it wasn't during the show, but just before it. Still, "the crew had to stop the precook music, remove the cellphone, and make an announcement as to why you can't do that," according to a post cited by Playbill. The show got held up by about five minutes, notes Broadway World, which raises the possibility that the audience member was acting on a dare.