Rep. Luis Gutiérrez on "Hamilton" Pulitzer: When We Get to Write, the Script is Very Different

"Hamilton" is a retelling of the story of Alexander Hamilton that features all actors of color. We get reaction from Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL).

REP. LUIS GUTIÉRREZ: You know, pride. What can I say? I’m going to be very, very super Puerto Rican. I’m so proud of him, so proud of his accomplishments. Isn’t it a difference when we get to write the scripts for the Broadway plays? The depiction in West Side Story of me and fellow young Puerto Ricans, and today the depiction of us as a community when we get to write the scripts, it’s very, very different. I’m so proud that I live in both the America in which a West Side Story showed us as gangbangers, as foreigners, as people that weren’t from here, and someone who writes about the history of the United States, Hamilton, in a way that all Americans celebrate. I am so proud of him and so proud of all of the Puerto Ricans and their contributions to this nation. Pride. 

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