A certain Vice President-elect attended “Hamilton” last night … and the entire cast called him out from the stage.
Last night, spurred on by having Mike Pence in the audience, the cast of “Hamilton” turned their curtain call into a PAC with a smackdown to Pence and a clarion call of messaging for the rest of us to unite behind.
It’s going to be a long four years, but last night, the good guys got in the last word and we get to enjoy it all weekend.
As Slate reports, Pence made a request to attend the performance earlier that same afternoon, Seller told the Hollywood Reporter. Rather than reject the request, the show decided to start working on the curtain call speech. “The cast, the creators, we all felt that we must express our feelings to vice president-elect Pence.”
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) November 19, 2016
“We welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical — we really do,” said Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr. “We 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, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”
Adds the NY Daily News, “Dixon responded to Trump’s complaints, countering that “conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate @mike_pence for stopping to listen.”
“We don’t have to fight one another. The beautiful part of this country is … we don’t have to agree, but we gotta live here, baby, and share with one another.” ~Brandon Victor Dixon (Aaron Burr)
That’s the Broadway melody …
Have a great weekend, guys.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled pornography