'Hamilton' Pays Tribute to 'Rent' for Musical's 20th Anniversary
The cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway hit re-created two of 'Rent's' famous songs on Friday.
Today's biggest hit on Broadway is taking a moment to honor its predecessors.
In a tweet on Friday, Hamilton paid tribute to Rent, which debuted 20 years ago and went on to become a hit musical and, later, a feature film. A stage photo accompanied the quote "When you're living in America at the end of the millennium, you're not alone," taken from Rent's song "What You Own."
The original cast of Rent included big names such as Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs, Anthony Rapp and Jesse L. Martin.
"When you're living in America at the end of the millennium, you're not alone." Tonight, we honor Rent after 20 yrs. pic.twitter.com/1hYUxei6jP— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) April 29, 2016
Hamilton castmember Javier Munoz also posted a video on Facebook of Hamilton actors singing Rent's well-known song "Seasons of Love."