Some dozen “Hamilton” forged members pitched in performing, singing and pleading with Individuals to get out and vote in a brand new song-and-rap video pitch hosted by playwright-performer-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
They refashioned lyrics from the Broadway hit about Alexander Hamilton to incorporate an up to date message concerning the crucial 1800 election between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. “Alexander Hamilton” was tweaked to concentrate on “Odd Citizen.”
The video is a part of the “When We All Vote” mission aimed toward youthful voters; co-chairs embody former first woman Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe and Miranda.
Performers referred to as on Individuals to register to vote — after which to get off their couches to make a distinction.
“A 3rd of us weren’t keen to decide on a course, and 80,000 voters throughout three states was all it took to swing the entire election,” sings actor Daniel Yearwood, who performs Hamilton’s son within the present Broadway forged, referring to the final presidential election.
“Then the midterms got here, and isn’t it a disgrace: 1 / 4 of younger folks let the election go proper previous them,” sings Mandy Gonzalez, who performs Hamilton’s sister-in-law Angelica Schuyler within the Broadway manufacturing.
Miranda, who thanks the “Ham fam” for becoming a member of him, winds up: “Our nation is asking to listen to your voice as a result of November is coming and so is your selection. Now I’ve mentioned this earlier than, and it issues loads. Don’t throw away your shot. … My future depends upon this. Yours does, too.”
In a dig at President Donald Trump, he quips: “It’s enjoyable to vote as soon as. Don’t vote twice.”
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