Trump supporters confuse Hamilton the musical with Hamilton the Canadian city

The Hamilton cast delivered a statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he attended one of the Broadway musical's performances

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Donald Trump supporters attempting to rage against the Hamilton cast's statement to Vice President-elect Mike Pence seem to have gotten a little confused. 

Pence was greeted with boos at a recent performance of the Broadway musical, before the cast calmed the room so one of the actors could read an open letter to the governor. Brandon Dixon - who plays Vice President Aaron Burr in the musical - delivered a message of peace, and a plea to respect diversity, on behalf of the cast after the show.

"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, 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," Dixon stated. 

Trump supporters who saw this statement as a sign of disrespect, however, attempted to tweet their rage at the Hamilton Twitter account; though many mistakenly directed their ire not at the Broadway musical, but at the local theatre of Canadian city Hamilton - the tweets tagged @HamiltonTheatre and not @HamiltonMusical. 

"They've been calling to boycott Hamilton and stage protests but little do they know that they are picking on Hamilton, Ontario's oldest musical theatre company," Riane Leonard, who works on the theatre's production team, told CBC. "None of them have bothered to actually look at our account to see that they are wrong."


"You're funneling it to the wrong person, guys," she continued. "All you need to do is check our profile to see we're not even in the same country." Though she's glad the mix-up may have spared the Hamilton cast just a few vitriolic tweets; "If we helped take any of the heat off our friends on Broadway, we're here to help."

Though Donald Trump has accused the cast of Hamilton of both "terrible behaviour" and "harassment" against Pence; the Vice President-elect himself broke with Trump and stated the show was an "incredible production", and that the audience boos were "what freedom sounds like".

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