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Future veep Mike Pence met with boos at ‘Hamilton’ performance

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 12:02 AM

They rose up.

The audience at Friday’s performance of the hip-hop musical “Hamilton” heartily booed Vice President-elect Mike Pence as he took in the historical smash show.

Pence was met with a chorus of jeers as he entered the Richard Rodgers Theatre ahead of the 8 p.m. show about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

“Unreal scene here – Mike Pence walks in and there’s a massive mix of cheers and boos,” tweeted Noah Coslov, a managing editor for One Up Sports.

Audience members interrupted to show several times to boo Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

Audience members interrupted to show several times to boo Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

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The cast acknowledged Pence’s presence during their curtain call at the end of the show and offered him a message.

“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,” said Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr. “But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”

Several people in the theater said the performance was interrupted several times as the audience reacted to certain lines in the show.

Protesters hold signs as Vice President-elect Mike Pence leaves a performance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rogers Theatre in Manhattan on Friday, November 18, 2016.

Protesters hold signs as Vice President-elect Mike Pence leaves a performance of “Hamilton” at the Richard Rogers Theatre in Manhattan on Friday, November 18, 2016.

(Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News) Vice President-elect Mike Pence leaves a performance of "Hamilton."

Vice President-elect Mike Pence leaves a performance of “Hamilton.”

(Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News) Audience members booed Pence in the theater when he arrived and during the performance.

Audience members booed Pence in the theater when he arrived and during the performance.

(Gardiner Anderson for New York Daily News)

“Crowd booed him like crazy, and gave a standing O at the line “immigrants we get the job done,”” tweeted Christy Colburn.

Pence has faced intense criticism for championing President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and his own anti-LGBTQ policies in Indiana.

He has also spoken out in favor of controversial conversion therapy in the past.

“I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” Pence has famously said when describing himself in the past.

It’s not clear what the Veep-to-be thought of Javier Muñoz in the title role of Alexander Hamilton.

Muñoz is an openly gay, openly HIV-positive actor.

Javier Muñoz (l.), who is openly gay, plays the titular role in the musical following the departure of Lin-Manuel Miranda (r.). Pence has spoken in favor of conversion therapy.

Javier Muñoz (l.), who is openly gay, plays the titular role in the musical following the departure of Lin-Manuel Miranda (r.). Pence has spoken in favor of conversion therapy.

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Those in the theater couldn’t help sharing the cringe-worthy moment.

“During “You’ll Be Back (Reprise)” they had to keep pausing the song while people jeered Pence on every line,” a Twitter user named Shannon wrote.

The Lin-Manuel Miranda-created show about the life of the nation’s first Treasury secretary won 11 Tony awards this year.

It has been praised by politicians and rap stars alike, President Obama has seen it twice, and it has influenced the debate over the nation’s currency and become a cultural phenomenon since opening on Broadway last August. 

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