Broadway has been known to pay tribute when legendary figures passby darkening its marquees. But that would not have been what Prince wanted.
Instead of mourning, the Broadway cast of Hamiltonthrew a joy-filled dance party at the end of their Thursday night performance.
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After the bows, the show's creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda steps forward."We lost a giant today," hebegins, before the orchestra — they rehearsed all day to learn the song, Miranda said on Twitter— launches into the first notes of Let's Go Crazy.
And then they do:
Good morning, dearly beloved pic.twitter.com/zFsKuZGGa5— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 22, 2016
Are we gonna let the elevator break us down?— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 22, 2016
(Oh no let's go) pic.twitter.com/8KL5DeW0FB
Another show whose cast paid tribute to "The Purple One" after last night's performance was The Color Purple, who gave a gospel-style rendition of Purple Rain: