Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt Release Mash-Up of 'Hamilton' and 'Dear Evan Hansen' for Gun Control
Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dear Evan Hansen's Ben Platt have joined forces and released a song for a good cause. Titled, “Found Tonight,” the single combines the tracks "You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton’s "The Story of Tonight" together, with words and music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.
A portion of the proceeds from the charity single will benefit the March For Our Lives Initiative. March For Our Lives is a movement “created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.”
“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. “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.”
Platt added, “When Lin called me to be a part of this mashup, I couldn’t say no. Better gun control is something that all Americans should be passionate about. These students are paving the way for future generations and it’s so inspiring to see young people standing up for what is probably the most important cause right now in this country, and demanding action. I hope that this song can play some small part in bringing about real change.”
Watch ‘Lin-Manuel Miranda & Ben Platt "Found Tonight" [Official Video]’ below:
For more information, visit marchforourlives.com.