As many of you remember, shortly after Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Mike Pence (not learning from Abe Lincoln that Republicans shouldn’t enter theaters) took his family to see the Broadway play “Hamilton.”
He was met with some applause when he entered the theater – and plenty of boos as well. At the end of the play, lead actor Lin-Manuel Miranda gave a speech directed at Pence, stating “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.”
At last night’s Super Bowl, three former members of the Hamilton cast, Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas Jones, sang ‘America the Beautiful’ at the Super Bowl.
Following in Miranda’s footsteps, there was a slight jab at Trump made during singing.
During the singing of “America the Beautiful” when they got to the part, “And crown thy good with brotherhood,” the three women added, “and sisterhood.”
— Ayanna P. (@AyannaPrescod) February 5, 2017
The Hamilton cast ruined America the Beautiful when they added sisterhood after brotherhood part. Patriotic songs need no edit #Superbowl
— Jack Wrigley Clarke (@jackson__clarke) February 5, 2017
And no, people aren’t just reading into this. Here’s the tweet Miranda sent out right after:
Well, at least Lady GaGa didn’t make the halftime show a political spectacle as many assumed she would.
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