Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, the Tony-winning star of teenage musical Dear Evan Hansen, noted a mashup of two music from the particular shows called Found/Tonight.
A portion of the arises from the songs will support the March for Our Lives initiative aimed at pressuring US lawmakers to tighten up laws on gun ownership.
Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are organsing marches in Washington and somewhere else in the United States on March 24 after 17 students and teachers at their college in Parkland, Florida, were wiped out in a mass firing last month.
“It’s so motivating to see young people taking a stand for what is probably the most important cause right now in this country, and demanding action,” Platt, 24, said in a statement. “I hope that this song can play some small part in causing real change.”
Miranda said he was “awestruck by the power and command of the students and their capacity to speak real truth to electric power.”
The emotional music and a music training video combines the Hamilton tune Report of Tonight with YOU’LL BE Found from Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. It had been among the top five trending items on YouTube yesterday.
“I just listened to it and I can’t stop crying I’m gonna pay attention to this forever holy heck,” Emma Gonzalez, one of the scholar leaders, said on Twitter.
March for Our Lives has also received support and hefty financial donations from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, director Steven Spielberg and singers Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Sweetheart Gaga and Demi Lovato. — Reuters