NEW YORK (AP) – Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest celebrity to attend the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage.
Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Arron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, had this message Friday for his political descendant after the curtain call:
“We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” he said. “We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”
Pence’s appearance at the show drew both cheers and boos.
He had ducked out before Dixon’s speech.
The incident prompted President-Elect Donald Trump to demand the cast apologize to Pence. In a tweet, Trump said, “The Theater must always be a safe and special place.The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!”
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