President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the cast and producers of the musical Hamilton after actor Brandon Victor Dixon’s respectful message about love and diversity to Mike Pence who attended the show in Manhattan. Trump wants the cast to apologize even though after the audience booed the future vice president, Dixon told them not to, then went on to share his concerns. The bigoted governor said he was not offended by the cast member’s message but Trump and his anti-politically correct supporters just can’t handle it.
Audience members confirmed to BroadwayWorld that the Chicago performance of the wildly popular musical was interrupted by an enraged person in the audience over the line “immigrants, we get the job done.” Although most of the audience cheered over that line, it was too much for one man.
The Trump supporter who was seated in the balcony shouted “We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!” during the number “Dear Theodosia.” He was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the disturbance which forced audience members to exit the auditorium in order to alert venue staff to remove him.
The disturbance lasted for at least two numbers until security confronted him. Although he struggled with security, “he didn’t throw punches.”
One audience member wrote on Facebook, “At the end, the performers were crying… so was I. They didn’t break characters once. They still sang their hearts out.”
In other words, the actors did their jobs even though a Trump supporter tried to make the show all about him. Sort of like how Trump is doing right now on Twitter while sending out mean-girl tweets about the award winning show. For two days now, Trump has unleashed tweets attacking the cast. This morning, the thin-skinned president-elect tweeted, “The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior.”
The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
He hasn’t even seen the show but he suggested that it’s “overrated.” He wants musicals to be politically correct now.
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