“We, sir, 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," The Associated Press quoted Dixon. "We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us.”
Dixon, who urged the audience not to boo Pence, said the show was performed by "a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientations," CNN reported.
Pence had left his seat before Dixon finished his message. But a show spokesman told the AP that Pence stood in the hallway outside the entrance to the auditorium and heard the full remarks.
The vice president-elect's appearance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York triggered both cheers and boos when he slipped into row F in the mezzanine.
"Hamilton," has won 11 Tony Awards and has been praised for depicting the nation’s early years with a multicultural cast. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the musical's book, music and lyrics, which blend pop ballads with gospel music and R&B scores.
Pence is in New York with Trump as the team works on presidential transition efforts.
Trump responded to the incident Saturday morning on Twitter, where he called on the cast of "Hamilton" to apologize for their "very rude" treatment of Pence.
Dixon did not waver, standing by his actions as he replied to Trump on Twitter.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.