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Mike Pence was booed on November 18 at a performance of the hit musical Hamilton.

After the show, a cast member thanked the vice-president-elect for attending and read a letter to him on stage.

“We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us,” Brandon Dixon said.

The message was reportedly penned by Hamilton‘s writers when they learned that Mike Pence planned to attend.

Brandon Dixon’s reading was greeted with cheers from the audience at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York.

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An audience member tweeted to say there was a three-minute standing ovation when one character performed a song directly to Mike Pence which included the lyrics: “A small query for you / What comes next? / You’ve been freed / Do you know how hard it is to lead?”

Mike Pence was loudly booed as he entered the theatre, and audience members said the performance was repeatedly stopped because of jeers.

When Brandon Dixon addressed theatergoers at the end, he urged them not to boo and asked Mike Pence, who was leaving, to stay and listen.

“You know, we had a guest in the audience this evening, and Vice-President-elect Pence, I see you are walking out but I hope you will hear us.

“There’s nothing to boo here, ladies and gentlemen… We have a message for you, sir, and we hope you will hear us out.”

Brandon Dixon continued: “We truly hope that his show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us.

“We truly thank you for sharing this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds, and orientations.”

A staunch conservative, Mike Pence sparked an outcry earlier this year after signing a law critics said discriminated against the LGBT community by allowing businesses to refuse service over religious beliefs. He later amended the bill.

Mike Pence is not the first high-profile politician to attend the critically-acclaimed and hugely popular Hamilton, which tells the story of US founding father Alexander Hamilton.

President Barack Obama saw Hamilton in 2015 and joined the cast backstage after the performance.

Hillary Clinton, who lost to Donald Trump in last week’s election, also saw the show. She was supported by its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, during her campaign.


The new $10 bill will feature a woman, the Department of the Treasury has confirmed on June 17.

However, she has not been decided, the DoT said.

The redesigned $10 bill will debut in 2020 to mark the 100th anniversary of the US Constitution’s 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

The treasury will seek the public’s input in the selection, looking for a “champion for our inclusive democracy”.

Former political leaders – all white men – currently headline US banknotes.

The woman who the DoT ultimately selects will replace Alexander Hamilton, a key figure in the American Revolution and the first secretary of the US Treasury.

Alexander Hamilton began appearing on the $10 bill in 1929. He along with diplomat and inventor Ben Franklin are the only non-presidents featured on current notes.Ten dollar bill to feature a woman

Women have been featured on US money before, but the notes and coins were not widely used. Most recently women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and Native American Sacagawea appeared on dollar coins, but both coins quickly went out circulation.

The primary goal of the redesign is to add measures to thwart counterfeiters, the DoT said. But women’s groups have recently pressed for more representation on US bills.

“We have only made changes to the faces on our currency a few times since bills were first put into circulation, and I’m proud that the new 10 will be the first bill in more than a century to feature the portrait of a woman,” said Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.

In March, an independent group held a contest to select a woman to headline the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson.

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman was the public’s top choice, beating out finalists, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, civil rights activist Rosa Parks and leader of the Cherokee nation Wilma Mankiller.

Harriet Tubman was known as the “conductor” of the Underground Railroad that allowed many slaves to escape to freedom in the 1850s.

Jacob Lew says the DoT will make a decision about the selected woman by the end of year.