The world is turned upside down, but Lin-Manuel Miranda is offering something to help us all get through it.
The Hamilton creator has issued a free cut from the Broadway smash musical called I Have This Friend. He tweeted it out this afternoon and linked to the SoundCloud service. The raw track features Miranda and Christopher Jackson in their roles as Alexander Hamilton and George Washington, singing with a simple background accompaniment of drum machine and keyboard.
Manuel’s decision comes as Hamilton is back in the news, and not for good reasons. The Broadway production of Hamilton is going dark, along with other shows in New York theater, in response to the coronavirus. The Los Angeles production of the show at the Pantages Theatre was postponed hours before opening night for the same reason.
Click on the link in the tweet below to listen to the unreleased song.