Hamilton’s Bullies Hailed On Broadway

Hamilton’s Bullies Hailed On Broadway

Hamilton, Mike Pence

When did bullying become not only acceptable, but also applauded, because that is what happened at Hamilton last night. Whether you like him or not Vice President-Elect, Governor Mike Pence was bullied not only by the audience, but by the cast. Rory O’Malley, who plays King George III, reportedly sang portions of “What Comes Next?” directly at Pence and had to pause the song for a standing ovation after he sang the words, “When your people say they hate you.” All during the show asides were directed to Governor Pence. If that weren’t enough, a curtain speech made by Brandon Victor Dixon was delivered like a heat seeking missile to the Governor. Interesting that it seems that the lesser bullies, need the permission from the head bully to pull of this unfair humiliation.The speech was written in part by Lin Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton creator and former star. Isn’t Miranda in California, so how did Miranda know to write this?

The speech contained the following words:

“You know, we have a guest in the audience this evening, and Vice President-elect Pence, I see you walking out, but I hope you will hear us just a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen. There’s nothing to boo here. We’re all here sharing a story of love. We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out. We, sir, 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. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us, all of us. … We truly thank you for sharing this show – this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women, of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”
Governor Mike Pence, Hamilton

Vice-President Elect Governor Mike Pence

The Vice President-elect stood in the lobby and heard the full message, as news outlets were called. The media was out in full force, as evident in the fact that the Associated Press and NBC filmed the speech. Since when has Broadway become so disrespectful of what they do not agree with? These newly minted bullies, not only picked an unfair fight, but they insisted the networks film them. Now the question begs who called the swarm of protestors who showed up outside.

First of all do the producers of Hamilton realize what has been done? The biggest trend on twitter right now is #BoycottHamilton, which isn’t good for any Broadway show no matter how many tickets you have sold in advance. The Hamilton casting directors now run the risk, that the fact, they put out a notice explicitly stating “We’re only looking for “non-white” employees can be resurrected. They should also be asking the question will the IRS be looking at our numbers? If you don’t understand that question read Michael Riedle’s book “Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway.”

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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