Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt will perform their recent Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen mashup, “Found/Tonight,” at the March 24 March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C.
The two shared on Twitter that they would also march in the student-led movement focused on ending gun violence and mass shootings in the wake of the mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Their performance follows the March 19 release of the arrangement, which combines Hamilton’s “The Story of Tonight” and Dear Evan Hansen’s “You Will Be Found.” Proceeds from track downloads go toward March for Our Lives.
The Thespian Troupe 4879 of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was also recently honored with the Spirit of Thespis Award at the closing ceremonies of the Florida Thespian Festival in Tampa. The award is given to troupes that demonstrate grace in times of hardship. Several members of the school's theatre program were actively involved in the emergence of the March for Our Lives Movement. Theatre teacher and troupe director Melody Herzfeld accepted the award.
The track was the fourth installment in Miranda’s #Hamildrop series, which offers new Hamilton-inspired content every month through December.