The shocking response to the ‘Hamilton’ cast politely addressing VP-elect Mike Pence has escalated to a new level. A ‘Hamilton’ performance in Chicago was interrupted by a Trump supporter who allegedly shouted terrible profanities at the cast! Why would he say ‘f**k you’ to them?
Following the Friday night performance of “Hamilton” in New York City, at which the cast read a thoughtful speech to Vice President-elect Mike Pence post-show, the “Hamilton” cast in Chicago got a nasty surprise on November 19. As they sang the line “immigrants, we get the job done,” during the song “Dear Theodosia”, a reportedly drunk Trump/Pence supporter interrupted the musical.
The line “immigrants, we get the job done” elicited massive cheers and applause from the audience, just as it did at the New York City show. But one man, according to eyewitnesses who spoke to BroadwayWorld, stood up in the balcony and shouted, “We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!” That’s disgusting!
Fortunately the audience reportedly came to the rescue! Despite it meaning they’d have to miss some of the amazing show, some patrons reportedly rushed out of the theater to get security and have the man removed. It didn’t end there, though. One audience member alleges that the man, who reportedly appeared drunk, got in an altercation with police before being escorted out of the theater. Whoa!
It took a major toll on the cast, but like true professionals, they didn’t let it affect their performance. “At the end, the performers were crying… so was I,” a Facebook user wrote. “They didn’t break characters once. They still sang their hearts out.”
This is so heartbreaking! When the vice-president elect came to see “Hamilton” on November 18, he was greeted with boos from the audience, but was addressed respectfully by the cast. They read a statement from the stage to Mike, asking that he work from the White House “for all of us.” It was lovely! But Donald Trump interpreted it as the cast attacking Mike, and demanded they apologize. He’s reiterated that sentiment several times on Twitter, and his constituents are bashing the musical for it. Now, the anger has spread.
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that a Trump supporter swore at the “Hamilton” Chicago cast? Tell us in the comments!