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    Boycott Hamilton

    So it's easier for people to get tickets. X)

    A rather eloquent, measured response by the creators of the Broadway musical to the presence of Mike Pence.

    Very excited to see the show when it transfers to London next year.

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    This is a musical based on life of

    Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation's financial system, the Federalist Party, the United States Coast Guard, and The New York Post newspaper. As the first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the main author of the economic policies of the George Washington administration. He took the lead in the funding of the states' debts by the Federal government, as well as the establishment of a national bank, a system of tariffs, and friendly trade relations with Britain. He was opposed by the Democratic-Republican Party led by Virginia planters Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. They denounced Hamilton as too friendly toward Britain and toward monarchy in general.

    I thought this thread was about boycotting any product endorsed by lewis Hamilton.
    wishful thinking eh.

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    Thoroughly excited to see this musical though. The hottest ticket since Book of Mormon.

    Banned

    This is all Brexit's fault.

    Spasho

    This is all Brexit's fault.



    ​and putins

    Brexit, the most popular boys name for yehar parents over the last few months.

    (Not forgetting Brexetina, the most popular girls name)

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    Spasho

    This is all Brexit's fault.



    How do you explain that or is this just you trying to take the thread off-topic?

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    How do you explain that or is this just you trying to take the thread … How do you explain that or is this just you trying to take the thread off-topic?



    ​getting back on the topic,
    musicals,
    I wonder if in years to come someone will write one about brexit,

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    shadey12

    ​getting back on the topic,musicals,I wonder if in years to come someone w … ​getting back on the topic,musicals,I wonder if in years to come someone will write one about brexit,



    Wouldn't it be like the first act of The Music Man?
    Edited by: "HotEnglishAndWelshDeals" 19th Nov 2016

    Rosberg all the way!

    am sure it will all calm down









    After trump presses the button

    Original Poster

    Trump has now tweeted that they should apologise to Pence and he described Hamilton as overrated.

    The cultural divide widens.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Trump has now tweeted that they should apologise to Pence and he … Trump has now tweeted that they should apologise to Pence and he described Hamilton as overrated.The cultural divide widens.



    and they replied stating that 'conversation' wasn't harassment.

    it's a real shame this person doesn't know what a conversation is.

    But there was me thinking that a conversation was between 2 or more parties, not just some jumped up actor running his mouth off on stage to get a few claps.

    absolutely disgusting behaviour to use his platform for a political speech.
    Edited by: "eset12345" 20th Nov 2016

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    eset12345

    and they replies stating that 'conversation' wasn't harassment.it's a … and they replies stating that 'conversation' wasn't harassment.it's a real shame this person doesnt know what a conversation is.and there was me thinking that a conversation was between 2 or more parties, not just some jumped up actor running his mouth off on stage to get a few claps.absolutely disgusting behaviour to use his platform for a political speech.



    Firstly, the musical is about politics so it's expected you're going to hear some politics isn't it?

    More importantly, it is the responsibility of those with a platform, especially artists, to speak truth to power. Thats what brave men and women have always done.

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Firstly, the musical is about politics so it's expected you're going to … Firstly, the musical is about politics so it's expected you're going to hear some politics isn't it?More importantly, it is the responsibility of those with a platform, especially artists, to speak truth to power. Thats what brave men and women have always done.



    there's a massive difference between the content of the musical, and the performers making a speech after the event ended.

    one is acceptable political content, and the other not.

    what about all the other people in the audience, some of whom wouldn't want to hear the political posturing? why should they have their evening ruined by a performer with an inflated ego?

    you don't use the paying audiences time to make your political statements, its just common decency,

    you want to make some political points, do it on your own time and in an arena that you are not being paid to perform in and have paying customers wanting to enjoy their experience.

    I dont want to come to the end of a theatre visit and be met with some speech and the audience booing.

    Edited by: "eset12345" 20th Nov 2016

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    eset12345

    there's a massive difference between the content of the musical, and the … there's a massive difference between the content of the musical, and the performers making a speech after the event ended.one is acceptable political content, and the other not.what about all the other people in the audience, some of whom wouldn't want to hear the political posturing? why should they have their evening ruined by a performer with an inflated ego?



    Firstly, the creators wrote the statement and the whole cast stood behind him in support.

    Secondly, saying something is not 'acceptable political content' flies in the face of the first amendment and our own free speech laws. What you're advocating is censorship.

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    The theatre is the last place on Earth one should expect a safe space to avoid having their views challenged. That is the very foundation of art X)

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    Firstly, the creators wrote the statement and the whole cast stood behind … Firstly, the creators wrote the statement and the whole cast stood behind him in support.Secondly, saying something is not 'acceptable political content' flies in the face of the first amendment and our own free speech laws. What you're advocating is censorship.



    it doesn't matter of the writers wrote the speech, it's not part of the musical so it has no place to have happened within the confines of the theatre where people have paid to be, where paying customer have paid good money to enjoy their evening.

    take your free speech off of private property and in to the public domain if you want to do it.


    Edited by: "eset12345" 20th Nov 2016

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    eset12345

    it doesn't matter of the writers wrote the speech, it's not part of the … it doesn't matter of the writers wrote the speech, it's not part of the musical so it has no place to have happened within the confines of the theatre where people have paid to be, where paying customer have paid good money to enjoy their evening.take your free speech off of private property and in to the public domain if you want to do it.



    The theatre is the ultimate province of free speech. What you're saying flies in the face of western liberal thinking and is more akin to some strict theocracy where criticism is struck down. Please, learn the dangers of your way of thinking or avoid any area where your views might be challenged (like outdoors).

    What is happening in this country?
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