HAMILTON …. arts & politics! Good combo …
An article by Rob Christensen for the Stanly News and Press.
Mixing politics and the theater is hardly new, despite the dustup regarding the hit musical “Hamilton” and the incoming Trump Administration. As you may have heard, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a performance last weekend of the musical based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, the brilliant, Caribbean-born founding father who was the architect of our nation’s financial system.
At the end of the performance, the cast addressed a statement to Pence saying they were “alarmed and anxious” that the Trump administration would not protect a diverse America and hoped it would “work on behalf of all of us.”
Pence later said he was not bothered by it, but President- Elect Donald Trump tweeted that it was “very rude” and said Pence had been “harassed.” He called on the cast to apologize.
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