Saturday, November 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

We have a message for you, sir. We hope that you will hear us out.

Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at Hamilton: An American Musical. We really do.

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.

Brandon Victor Dixon
Quoted in Will Robison's article,
Hamilton Cast Delivers Powerful Message
to Mike Pence During Curtain Call

November 19, 2016

Related Off-site Links and Updates:
Hamilton Had Some Unscripted Lines for Pence. Trump Wasn’t Happy – Christopher Mele and Patrick Healy (The New York Times, November 19, 2016).
Heckled on Broadway by Audience Members, Pence Gets Lesson in "American Values" from Hamilton Cast – Will Robinson (Fortune, November 19, 2016).
Gay Hamilton Star Insists He Has "Nothing to Apologize For" Following Mike Pence SpeechAttitude, November 22, 2016).
Hamilton Cast’s Appeal to Pence Ignites Showdown With Trump – Patrick Healy (The New York Times, November 19, 2016).
Debate Over Hamilton Speech Exposes Post-election Cracks – Mark Kennedy (Associated Press via Star Tribune, November 19, 2016).
Trump and Pence vs. Hamilton Cast: A Collision of Two Americas – Philip Rucker (The Washington Post, November 19, 2016).
Cry Babies Trump and Pence Can Dish It Out But Can't Take It – Michael Hamar (Michael-In-Norfolk, November 19, 2016).
Trump Thinks Artists Owe Him Respect. They Don'tThe Washington Post (November 20, 2016).
Pence Says He "Wasn't Offended" by Hamilton as Trump Continues to Demand an Apology – Amy B. Wang (The Washington Post, November 21, 2016).
Far From a Distraction, Hamilton Feud Calls Attention to the Real Issue: Trump’s Historic Unpopularity – Jim Naureckas (FAIR via Common Dreams, November 21, 2016).
Dan Rather Just Burned Donald Trump Over Hamilton HypocrisyThe Proud Liberal (November 21, 2016).
Donald Trump Rages, at the Wrong Target – The Editorial Board (The New York Times, November 22, 2016).
News Flash: Broadway Has Always Been Political – Katherine Brooks (The Huffington Post (November 21, 2016).
Vice-President Mike Pence Will Be the Most Powerful Christian Supremacist in U.S. History – Jeremy Scahill (The Intercept, November 15, 2016).
The Mike Pence (Donald Trump) Assault on LGBTQ Equality is Already Underway – Michelangelo Signorile (HuffPost Queer Voices, November 12, 2016).
Here’s What Mike Pence Said on LGBT Issues Over the Years – Will Drabold (Time, July 15, 2016).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Progressive Perspectives on the Election of Donald Trump as President of the United States
Quote of the Day – November 9, 2016
In the Wake of Trump's "Catastrophic" Election, Phillip Clark on the Spiritual Truths That Will Carry Us Forward
Election Eve Thoughts
Carrying It On
Progressive Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump

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