‘Hamilton’ World Dominance Continues With Questlove, Regina Spektor ‘Mixtape’ Launch

Jeremy Gerard

The Richard Rodgers Theatre, home for the foreseeable future to the blockbuster musical Hamilton, was packed Thursday afternoon with fans and press to hear live performances of songs from the show by some of music’s biggest stars.

Andra Day sings 'Burn' at the launch of 'The Hamilton Mixtape.'

The brief event was a promotion for Friday’s release of The Hamilton Mixtape, which likely will become as big a seller as the show’s Grammy-winning original Broadway cast album. The Roots’ Black Thought and Questlove, who produced the cast album, hosted the event. Producers Illmind and J.Period manned the turntables before the live performances began.

Regina Spektor gave a soulful cover of “Dear Theodosia,” the song Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr sing to their children. Andra Day brought the crowd to its feet with a rousing version of “Burn,” while Black Thought and Joell Ortiz rocked the house with “My Shot.” Ashanti and Ja Rule closed the teaser concert with a duet of “Helpless.”

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, appearing via video, at the launch of 'The Hamilton Mixtape.'

The album features Alicia Keys, John Legend, Usher, Wiz Khalifa, Ingrid Michaelson, Common, Sia, Kelly Clarkson and Chance the Rapper performing new covers of songs from the show, which traces the life, career and death-by-duel of Founding Father Hamilton. The mini-concert was streamed live from the Richard Rodgers. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator, appeared via a pretaped video from London, where he is filming Mary Poppins Returns.

Here’s the album tracklist:

1. “No John Trumbull (Intro)” – The Roots
2. “My Shot (Rise Up Remix)” – The Roots featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess
3. “Wrote My Way Out” – Nas, Dave East, Lin-Manuel Miranda & Aloe Blacc
4. “Wait for It” – Usher
5. “An Open Letter (Interlude)” – Watsky featuring Shockwave
6. “Satisfied” – Sia featuring Miguel & Queen Latifah
7. “Dear Theodosia” – Regina Spektor featuring Ben Folds
8. “Valley Forge (Demo)” – Lin-Manuel Miranda
9. “It’s Quiet Uptown” – Kelly Clarkson
10. “That Would Be Enough” – Alicia Keys
11. “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” – K’naan, Snow tha Product, Riz MC, Residente
12. “You’ll Be Back” – Jimmy Fallon & the Roots
13. “Helpless” – Ashanti featuring Ja Rule
14. “Take a Break (Interlude)” – !llmind
15. “Say Yes to This” – Jill Scott
16. “Congratulatons” – Dessa
17. “Burn” – Andra Day
18. “Stay Alive (Interlude)” – J. Period & Stro Elliot
19. “Cabinet Battle 3 (Demo)” – Lin-Manuel Miranda
20. “Washingtons By Your Side” – Wiz Khalifa
21. “History Has Its Eyes on You” – John Legend
22. “Who Tells Your Story” – The Roots featuring Common and Ingrid Michaelson
23. “Dear Theodosia (Reprise)” – Chance the Rapper & Francis and the Lights

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2016/12/hamilton-mixtape-0launch-regina-spektor-1201863125/