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New FCC Rules Could Fill Broadway Shows With Static

Felicia Finley, Judy McLane and Lauren Cohn perform on stage during curtain call at the 5,000 performance celebration of 'Mamma Mia!' on Broadway at Broadhurst Theatre on Nov. 9, 2013 in New York City.

Felicia Finley, Judy McLane and Lauren Cohn perform on stage during curtain call at the 5,000 performance celebration of 'Mamma Mia!' on Broadway at Broadhurst Theatre on Nov. 9, 2013 in New York City.

Photographer: Desiree Navarro/WireImage

Broadway moguls are crying “Mamma Mia!” over a federal regulator’s plan to assign less desirable frequencies to cordless microphones actors wear, saying the switch could result in static.

“Interference is not acceptable for a live performance in front of a live audience,” said Tom Ferrugia, director of government affairs for the Broadway League, a New York-based trade group for theater owners and producers.