Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” did a virtual appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show to reveal some juicy secrets. You may be surprised by some of the things that Lin did behind the scenes of the show including something totally illegal. Watch the video below to hear the cast spill all of the tea about working on the show that has become such a global phenomenon.
Kelly wanted to get down to the details that fans never knew about the show. When one cast member asked “Lin have you told everybody about your Les Mis speaker in your dressing room?” the leading man looked a little frazzled. But, it was finally time to reveal his longest kept secret. “I broke the law from 2015 to 2016. We were neighbors with a production of Les Miserables I guess we can tell the story now and the sound guys over there knew I was a big fan,” he said. “They wired a speaker outside the building and around into my dressing room so I would hear the end of act one of Les Mis at my intermission because there show is just that much longer than ours.” Well, that’s one way to go to see or hear a show without paying for it.
“You could hear Les Mis live through my sound system” Lin went on to say. “That was my private Les Mis perk.” We’re pretty jealous that he got to listen to Les Mis literally all of the time for an entire year. Kelly went on to say that Les Mis was the first musical she went to see when she was 16 with her choir group. She went on a scholarship to see the show because she was “too poor” to see it otherwise. Lin also said that it was one of the first musicals he saw as well.
All of the hype surrounding “Hamilton” has to do with the fact that it has just landed o the streaming platform Disney+. It was originally supposed to premiere in theaters on October 15, 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic has caused most movie theaters around the world to close indefinitely. The performance of “Hamilton” available on Disney+ is footage from three different performances of the show that are edited together after being performed at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City in 2016. And, all of the hardcore Hamilton fans are already falling in love with this adaption because it makes you feel like you are sitting front row at a performance without actually traveling to Broadway.
Will you be watching “Hamilton” on Disney+? We know Kelly Clarkson sure will because she has always had a love for theater and the amazing singing talent of Lin-Manuel Miranda and company.
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