Mike Pence booed, cheered at 'Hamilton' performance

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Vice-president elect Mike Pence went to see the hip-hop musical "Hamilton" on Broadway Friday night, and the performance was disrupted when the audience wouldn't stop booing him.

Upon arrival at the Richard Rodgers Theater, he was loudly booed — although some audience members also cheered him on. As journalist Mark Harris pointed out on Twitter, playgoers are typically largely tourists from other areas.

Other observers, even if they weren't Pence supporters, were embarrassed by the jeers and thought Pence should be left in peace as he was attempting to experience some culture. New York Times reporter Jay Itzkoff wrote on Twitter, "Pence getting booed at Hamilton bums me out. Whatever you think of him. He's trying to engage. Could get ideas from far worse places."

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Mike Pence was booed by audience at 'Hamilton' performance
Tonight, VP-Elect Mike Pence attended #HamiltonBway. After the show, @BrandonVDixon delivered the following stateme… https://t.co/ZVumpj3BBD
Proud of @HamiltonMusical. Proud of @BrandonVDixon, for leading with love. And proud to remind you that ALL are welcome at the theater.
There was a full 3 minute standing ovation @HamiltonMusical when the King sang "On Your Own" directly at Mike Pence. This is catharsis.
Here's Pence getting booed as he gets to his seats at Hamilton https://t.co/IRQG68x1sB
Unreal scene here - Mike Pence walks in and there's a massive mix of cheers and boos. https://t.co/GVZ5L67mA3
I'm at #Hamilton and so is Mike Pence. Crowd booed him like crazy, and gave a standing O at the line "immigrants we get the job done" 1/2
2/2 Crowd went NUTS at King George's lines "when people say they hate you" & "do you know how hard it is to lead?" He had to stop the song.
Another theatergoer w/ Pence at "Hamilton" tells me there was "massive, extended applause at 'Immigrants, we get the job done'" line
During "You'll Be Back (Reprise)" they had to keep pausing the song while people jeered Pence on every line. https://t.co/ZSIG7qnfiM
Just heard from friend in NY that Mike Pence is seeing Hamilton tonight and was BOOED by the theatre when he walked in
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One theatergoer on Twitter said that he had left after the first act.

The show, which currently stars Javier Munoz in the role originated by Lin-Manuel Miranda, was reportedly disrupted by boos at several points.

Many pointed out the irony of Pence, who has a record of opposing gay rights, going to see a show about a Founding Father featuring homosexuals, immigrants, revolutionaries, and people of color.

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