A performance of “Hamilton” was rudely interrupted in Chicago Saturday night when a theatergoer cursed the cast members on stage, reports Broadway World.
According to an audience member, a patron seated up in the balcony disrupted the play shouting, “We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!” during the musical number “Dear Theodosia,” startling the singers.
Reportedly the patron became enraged earlier by the well-known line from the musical: “Immigrants, we get the job done.” The man created a disturbance that lasted through two numbers, forcing nearby theatergoers to go in search of security. The man was taken into custody after a brief struggle and theater staff later told patrons the man was intoxicated.
Full story here. In other Hamiltonian hijinks, Trumpoids got ahold of the wrong end of the play:
A small theater in Canada was mistakenly inundated with attacks from angry supporters of President-elect Donald Trump because it shares a name with the Broadway musical “Hamilton.”
Trump supporters amplified the future president’s ire by launching Twitter attacks on the musical and its actors. But some of those attacks were mistakenly directed at Hamilton Theatre Inc., a small musical theater located in Ontario, according to CNN.
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And of course, Fox News:
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro blasted the cast of “Hamilton” over the weekend after one of the black actors told Vice President-elect Mike Pence that Americans feared their rights would not be protected under Donald Trump’s presidency.
On Saturday, Pirro was seething with rage when she delivered her opening statement on her Fox News program.
“What happened in that theater one block from this studio was out-and-out reverse racism and teed-up hate!” she exclaimed.
Pirro accused the actors using a play about “our American history” as a “political bully pulpit.”
The Fox News host then played a portion of Dixon’s comments to Pence and wondered why the actor never lectured Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama when they attended the production.
“Last night violates everything that you say that you stand for,” she charged. “You’re Hamiltonians, you’re students of American history. Why not hip hop about the electoral college or is that the part of the Constitution that you just want to ignore?”
“Maybe you want to dance about Hamilton, why not dance about that!” Pirro shouted. “And I’ve got news for you. Don’t lecture this man. You may know a little about hip hop and dancing around a stage.”
“I majored in American history and I saw the play ‘Hamilton’ and I loved it,” she concluded. “But you just took the fun, the enjoyment and the memory of that play right out of me, which might explain why the number one hashtag is that’s trending right now is #BoycottHamilton.”
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