Politics risky in arts …

Lessons from 'Hamilton' on how to get political 


As President-elect Donald J. Trump morphed into the 45th president of the United States on Friday, arts organizations, especially the big ones, were tying themselves in knots trying to figure out how to respond during the weekend of inaugural festivities.  Meanwhile, over at "Hamilton," they didn't have to worry about keeping their progressive conscience in the news.  They were too busy making the news.

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Chris Jones

Contact Reporter, Chicago Tribune