BC-US–Hamilton-Chicago Arrest/145 Eds: APNewsNow. Chicago ‘Hamilton’ audience member charged after shouting CHICAGO (AP) — A man was arrested during a performance of “Hamilton” in Chicago after audience members say he shouted “We won!” and other election-related comments from the balcony. Chicago police say 56-year-old John Palmer of Chicago is charged with one misdemeanor count of
Chicago police say 56-year-old John Palmer of Chicago is charged with one misdemeanor count of criminal trespass in the incident Saturday.
A day earlier, a member of the Tony Award-winning musical’s Broadway cast in New York addressed Vice President-elect Mike Pence from the stage about the need for diversity in America.
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Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says theater workers asked Palmer to leave but he refused, so police arrested him.
Brea Hayes of Batavia, Illinois, told the Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/2g7hYgD ) that an audience member disrupted the show by shouting profanities and political statements.
Palmer doesn’t have a listed phone number where he can be reached for comment.