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Vice president-elect booed at NY 'Hamilton' performance

Actor Brandon Dixon addresses Vice-president elect Mike Pence at "Hamilton" performance.
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Vice president-elect Mike Pence decided to take in a performance of the smash Broadway musical “Hamilton” on Friday, but the majority of audience members and some of the cast had some commentary about his presence.

The Indiana governor had to endure collective boos from ticket holders as he made his way into the auditorium. But it wasn't until after the show that things got even more awkward.  

During the curtain call, actor Brandon Dixon addressed Pence saying he hoped the show's message was heartfelt.

"We welcome you and truly thank you for joining us here," he said. "We are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us."

He added, “But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us."

Pence made his exit while Dixon was in mid- plea, causing the actor to call out to him by name. .

"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," Dixon said. "We're all here sharing a story about love."

Donald Trump was not very pleased about the incident, calling Dixon rude on social media and demanding he make an apology.

"Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing," Trump tweeted Saturday. "The theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!"

Dixon’s tweeted response: "conversation is not harassment sir.”