‘Hamilton’ cast scolds Pence while barring immigrants

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(Observer) Oh how the left rejoiced at the cast of Hamilton’s very public upbraiding of Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

“The show’s politics — particularly its celebration of diversity and of the critical role immigrants played in the American Revolution and the early republic — stand in sharp contrast to some of the harsh language about immigrants that Mr. Trump used during the campaign,” The New York Times wrote in the wake of Friday night’s Pence-Hamilton kerfuffle.

It’s a good story: The build-a-wall candidate’s vice president attends the Broadway show extolling immigrants and winds up getting a lecture from the cast. But a good story could have been a true thought-provoker had the Times asked a simple question of Brandon Victor Dixon, the Hamilton actor who addressed Pence during the curtain call: Does the American-born Dixon agree with the anti-immigrant stance of Actors’ Equity Association, the Broadway actors union that represents him and every other member of the Hamilton cast?

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