'Hamilton' cast urges Pence to 'uphold our American values'

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump greets former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as he arrives for their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster New Jersey U.S

"A family outing." Trump's tweets stunned the "Hamilton" cast and jolted many who are anxious about Trump's tolerance for dissent https://t.co/5uv057Dacv - The New York Times (@nytimes) November 19, 2016 On Friday, Pence attended a performance in New York City at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. Pence tells "Fox News Sunday" that he told his daughter, "That's what freedom sounds like".

When the cast took their bows, Pence stood up to leave, but Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr implored him to stay and read what was clearly a prepared statement, saying in part, "We are a diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us".

"The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their awful behavior", Trump tweeted early Sunday morning.

"The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their bad behavior", he tweeted. Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing.This should not happen!

He also took aim at "Saturday Night Live", which mocked the "Hamilton" ordeal in its cold open.

Trump tweeted early Sunday that he watched "parts" of last night's show and didn't like it: "It is a totally one-sided, biased show - nothing amusing at all". I just want to reassure every American that in the days ahead I am very confident that they are going to see President-elect Trump be a president for all of the people and we embrace that principle.

After Pence attended a Friday night performance, the cast came to the edge of the stage at curtain call at the Richard Rodgers Theater in Manhattan.

Many of Trump's top supporters - including a press aide, former House speaker Newt Gingrich and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke - joined the chorus of those who derided the cast's speech.

According to one audience member's account posted to social media, during the Friday performance on Broadway with Pence in attendance, the signature line "immigrants, we get the job done" received "an especially strong ovation". "Equal time for us?" he tweeted.

He sent out two angry messages on Twitter on Saturday morning, calling for the cast to apologize.

The show was occasionally disrupted by more loud booing at Mr Pence.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning creator of the show, wrote on Twitter: "Proud of @HamiltonMusical".

Dixon replied, "Conversation is not harassment sir. And I appreciate Mike Pence for stopping to listen". He had a long run as the lead playing USA founding father Alexander Hamilton. Jackson wrote on Twitter. In another tweet, he said: "The Theater must always be a safe and special place".

At first it was thought Mr Pence had left the show at the interval, but it later turned out that he had returned to his seat, possibly after the lights went down, at the beginning of the second act in an attempt to minimise disruption.



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