A founding father pays tribute to a fallen Prince in much the same way any other fan would: by going crazy.
The cast of Broadway’s Hamilton, including its creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, honored Prince, who died Thursday at age 57, with a performance of “Let’s Go Crazy” during the curtain call.
The moment began with Miranda soulfully rapping the verse, but once he completed the line, “In this life, you’re on your own,” a massive dance party broke out.
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“Good night guys,” Miranda tweeted afterwards. “Today we laughed, we cried, we mourned, we danced. What more could we ask of that electric word, life?”
Earlier in the day, the Pulitzer Prize winner wrote, “Gutted. Mourning with you.” Later he added, “Step away from your computer. Walk around, blast some Prince. It’s the only thing that has saved my day, it may save yours.”
Hamilton wasn’t the only show on Broadway to honor Prince. Jennifer Hudson performed “Purple Rain” with the cast of The Color Purple during curtain call, while School of Rock reportedly gave the star a shout-out mid-performance that had the crowd cheering.