Lin-Manuel Miranda will join thousands of people marching in Washington D.C. to join their fight against gun violence. The creator of Hamilton will be singing alongside Broadway actor Ben Platt at a rally for March Of Our Lives.
According to Deadline: “They will perform ‘Found/Tonight,’ a mashup of two of the most recent Tony-winning Best Musicals. The song combines ‘Hamilton’s Story of Tonight’ and ‘Dear Evan Hansen’s You Will Be Found.'”
Here’s the powerful song they’ll be singing tomorrow:
“In the wake of Parkland, I was awestruck by the strength and leadership of the students
and their ability to speak truth to power,” Miranda said in a statement, Rolling Stone
reports. “In the midst of their grief, they mobilized the youth of our nation and created a movement. This is their moment. Not just for themselves, but for all of us. This song is my way of helping to raise funds and awareness for their efforts, and to say Thank You, and that we are with you so let’s keep fighting, together.”
Parkland shooting survivor and one of the leaders of tomorrow’s march, Emma Gonzalez
, tweeted that she loved the song
. “I just listened to it and I can’t stop crying I’m gonna listen to this forever holy heck,” she tweeted.
Miranda and Platt said that proceeds from the download of the song
will go towards tomorrow’s march.
The collaboration is also part of Miranda’s “Hamilton” Mixtape Vol. 2
Last year Miranda tweeted: “I know I promised you a Hamilton Mixtape Vol. 2, but nothing’s gonna match those songs in that order, beautifully sequenced by @J.period, at that moment in December 2016. ALL THAT BEING SAID… I STILL HAVE ALL THIS DOPE NEW SH*T TO SHARE WITH YOU. So today, we begin THE HAMILDROPS. We’re gonna drop some new Hamilton content, every month, through December 2018. Something new, every month.”