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Lin-Manuel Miranda to photo-snapping theatergoers: 'We. Can. See. You.'

By Karen Butler
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to photo-snapping theatergoers: 'We. Can. See. You.'
People wait on line to see Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre outside of the 2016 Tony Awards 'Meet The Nominees Press Reception' on May 4, 2016 in New York City. Hamilton's made history this week with 16 Tony Nominations. The 70th Annual Tony Awards will take place on June 12th. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda is calling out theatergoers who flout the rules and snap photos during performances, distracting the artists on stage.

"Our illegal photographers tonight: white guy black cap, 3 rows back, 3 seats in. Older woman 9 rows back, 7 seats in. We. Can. See. You," he tweeted Tuesday.

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"They're that specific because I report them to SM offstage. Then an usher comes to make them erase their pics," he added. "You worked too hard to get those tix. I worked too hard to finish this show. So when I see your phone instead of your face... it's gutting. It sucks. I block you out. I'm sorry. Too many people are working too hard. You forfeit."

"Aaaaaanyway, other than that, heluva show. Grateful for you always. Grateful we finished the thing. Grateful we get to do it for you," he concluded.

Hamilton, a rap musical featuring a diverse cast as the founding fathers of the United States, is up for a record-setting 16 Tony Awards and is currently the hottest ticket in town.

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