Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With John Kander for Latest #Hamildrop

Broadway News   Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With John Kander for Latest #Hamildrop
 
Miranda performs "Cheering For Me Now" ahead of reprising his performance as Alexander Hamilton in Puerto Rico.

Lin-Manuel Miranda released the penultimate track in his #Hamildrop series November 20, collaborating with a fellow theatrical living legend: Chicago and Cabaret composer John Kander.

The "I Want"-esque song, titled "Cheering For Me Now," features music by Kander and lyrics by Miranda, combining the former's classic, gilded Broadway sound with the latter's signature verbal wit. Miranda performs the song in character as Hamilton's title Founding Father, backed by an orchestra conducted by Alex Lacamoire. Check out the music video above or stream the track here.

Miranda will step back into his revolutionary garb again next year, reprising his performance as Alexander Hamilton in the three-week engagement in Puerto Rico.

Read: EVERYTHING WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT HAMILTON IN PUERTO RICO

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning composer's #Hamildrop has offered new content inspired by his musical phenomenon every month since last December. Previous releases include Sara Bareilles performing "Theodosia Reprise," five Elizas singing the initial draft of "Burn," and a mashup of "The Story of Tonight" and Dear Evan Hansen's "You Will Be Found."

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