STRAIGHT TALK

Pence Booed, Called Out at Broadway Hit ‘Hamilton’

Vice President-elect Mike Pence was singled out by a cast member at a Friday night showing of Broadway’s hit play “Hamilton.” After being met by boos from the crowd upon arriving, Pence got a talking to from Actor Brandon Victor Dixon as the show finished. Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, called Pence out from the stage 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,” Dixon said. “We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us.” Pence reportedly walked out during Dixon’s speech but listened to the rest of it from the hallway. “Vice President-elect Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us, just a few more moments. There's nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen,” Dixon said from the stage. Jeffrey Seller, the show's lead producer, said after Pence left that he hopes the vice president-elect will have taken something from the show’s main message: “I hope that maybe it inspires him to feel for those not like him.”