After the “Hamilton” cast called out Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was sitting in the audience, after the show on Friday night, a Donald Trump supporter interrupted a Saturday evening performance in Chicago.
According to BroadwayWorld, the supporter was seated in the balcony when he shouted, “We won! You lost! Get over it! F— you!” during the number “Dear Theodosia.”
The website also reported that the disturbance began after the audience member became enraged by the line, “immigrants, we get the job done.”
The performance attendee was escorted out of the venue by staff. BroadwayWorld reported that there was a “struggle with security,” but “he didn’t throw punches.” The audience member reportedly had been intoxicated.
On Friday, the cast of the Tony-winning Broadway musical singled out Pence during its curtain call, and as the audience booed, Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor playing Aaron Burr, read a statement on behalf of his cast members — and many Americans.
“We 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, sir,” said “Hamilton” star Dixon, after urging audience members to record and share the video and message on social media. “But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us.”
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his dismay with the cast of “Hamilton” early on Saturday, claiming they made the theater unsafe for Pence and that they should apologize.
Pence spoke up about the incident on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, and sought to “assure people who were disappointed in the election results.” He told host John Dickerson that he “wasn’t offended by what was said” at the “Hamilton” show in New York on Friday.
“People are feeling anxious about this time in the life of our nation,” said Pence. “President-elect Donald Trump meant exactly what he said on election night, that he is going to be the president of all the people of the United States of America,” he added.
The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.