Mike Pence was booed at a performance of Hamilton

Mike Pence
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of the hit Broadway show Hamilton in New York City Friday evening, and word of his presence quickly spread through the audience and to the cast. Posts on Twitter describe Pence being booed by fellow theatergoers as he walked to his seat, though videos of the moment pick up a few cheers as well.

The crowd reportedly also booed Pence at key lines in the play, including, "Immigrants, we get the job done" and "When your people say they hate you, don't come crawling back to me." The theater's distaste for Pence was predictable; in June, the cast of Hamilton gave a fundraising performance for Hillary Clinton with tickets priced as high as $100,000.

At curtain call, actor Brandon Victor Dixon was joined by the rest of the cast as he addressed Pence from the stage. "We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our friends, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights," he said, asking the audience to stop booing and expressing hope the show inspired Pence to pursue a fresh policy course. Watch Dixon's comments below. Bonnie Kristian

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Bonnie Kristian

Bonnie Kristian was a deputy editor and acting editor-in-chief of TheWeek.com. She is a columnist at Christianity Today and author of Untrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian Community (forthcoming 2022) and A Flexible Faith: Rethinking What It Means to Follow Jesus Today (2018). Her writing has also appeared at Time Magazine, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, and The American Conservative, among other outlets.