In a time of pain, suffering, fear, and COVID-19 chaos being generated by Trump and his administration, we need messages of hope and inspiration to help us get through the day. Once again, Lin-Manuel Miranda comes through — just as he did for Puerto Rico.
Actor and filmmaker John Krasinski premiered “Some Good News,” March 29th on YouTube, and for his second episode, posted on April 5, hosted Lin-Manuel and the original cast of Hamilton as a surprise for a young fan named Aubrey.
Aubrey’s surprise was an uplifting gift for us all.
Watch the entire show.
Rolling Stone reported, “Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’ Cast Reunite on John Krasinski’s YouTube Show”
On the second episode of John Krasinski’s quarantine talk show, Some Good News, the actor and host surprised 9-year-old Hamilton fan Aubrey with a surprise Zoom call from the cast of the hit musical. Krasinski first promised Aubrey that, once concerns over coronavirus had settled down, he would fly her and her mom to New York to see Hamilton on Broadway. He then brought out his wife Emily Blunt, who portrayed Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, Disney’s sequel to the 1964 classic film. Safe to say that Aubrey was a fan of hers as well, and of the film — when she couldn’t go see Hamilton on Broadway, she watched Mary Poppins Returns instead, which features Hamilton‘s creator and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda, in its cast.
“Obviously, he’s not the best part of it, he’s more like a backup dancer,” Blunt said, right before Miranda himself hopped onto the Zoom call.
Miranda then brought on Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff and Javier Muñoz to perform “Alexander Hamilton,” the opening number from the show, while Aubrey remained speechless.
not to be a hamilton stan on main but!! pic.twitter.com/XcM0SEFe3E
— taj (@cyberkylo) April 6, 2020
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 6, 2020
This brightened my day.
What have you found to brighten yours?