While in Los Angeles for the opening of the L.A. production of Hamilton, Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda joined The Late Late Show host James Corden for his latest outdoor musical, Crosswalk the Musical: Hair.
“In a lot of ways, I feel like everything I've ever done has been leading up to this point,” Miranda joked.
Miranda, Corden, and the ensemble perform three songs from the hit musical in the video above: “Aquarius,” “Let the Sunshine In,” and the title tune. Miranda and Corden also spoofed the musical's famed nude scene.
Hair focuses on a group of hippies—called The Tribe—in New York City in the late 1960's, and gives voice to their passions and frustrations in loose scenes and interactions, including a rant against war, an embrace of free love (including a group nude scene), and odes to nature, life, drugs, and multiculturalism. Book and lyrics are by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; music is by Galt MacDermot.