Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter on Monday, to announce a challenge titled “Ham4All, with donations to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition.
Miranda also announced that the winner will have the chance to win tickets to the opening night performance of ‘Hamilton’ in Los Angeles.
Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the latest installment in his mission to raise money for immigrants this Monday.
Following similar contests that launched for Miranda’s final Hamilton performance in New York and the openings of ‘Hamilton’ in both San Francisco and Chicago, the ‘Hamilton’ creator promises “the big megillah” of contest fundraising. A chance to win two tickets to the L.A. opening of ‘Hamilton’ and VIP passes to the afterparty with Miranda, along with free airfare and hotel accommodations.
In order to enter, contestants must donate $10 to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition on the donation site.
The money raised with this contest will benefit the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition. Which is part of the Hispanic Federation and works with 12 partner organizations to help immigrants, refugees and those seeking asylum in America.
“We’re gonna help them fight the good fight,” Miranda says.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 26, 2017
But the fundraising doesn’t stop there
Miranda also announced the #Ham4All Challenge, where he encourages fans to post videos of themselves singing songs from ‘Hamilton’ and make a donation to the coalition. He called on participants to challenge others to do the same.
“Hamilton captures the perseverance, ingenuity, and work ethic of the immigrants who founded our great nation. That spirit is still very much alive in the immigrants who call America home today,” stated Hispanic Federation President José Calderón.
“Our coalition is committed to providing all of our immigrants with the support and services they need to thrive and ultimately uplift communities, cities, and towns throughout our nation,” he added.
He also thanked ‘Hamilton’ scribe and star “We are immensely grateful to Lin-Manuel, and the entire Miranda family, for their continued generosity and advocacy in the protection of these families.”
Celebrities have already gotten involved in this new fundraiser, with Steph and Ayesha Curry leading the pack. They Announced their intentions to collaborate on this project and a promise to join the grand prize winners at the show in L.A. in an Instagram post on Monday.
The couple challenged Olivia Munn and The Rock to participate and then jammed out to their favorite ‘Hamilton’ tunes.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) June 26, 2017
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) June 26, 2017
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) June 26, 2017
The winner will be chosen Aug. 4 by random drawing of the entries. For more information on the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition.
‘Hamilton’ continuing the world domination
The Broadway smash ‘Hamilton’ will continue to conquer the world, or at least the United States. With a second national tour, launching next year in Seattle before moving on to Vegas and Cleveland, among other stops.
The second touring company will be the fourth ‘Hamilton’ production to play concurrently in the States. Joining incarnations of the show running on Broadway, in Chicago, and in a first national tour. Which recently began performances in San Francisco before a move to L.A. later this year.
There’s also a London staging gearing up to bow in the fall.
The new touring production will launch with a six-week run in Seattle starting Feb. 6, 2018.Followed by stops in Portland, Ore., Salt Lake City, Costa Mesa, Calif., Las Vegas, Des Moines, Cleveland, and Minneapolis.
In the Chicago iteration, Wayne Brady appears as Aaron Burr until April 9. The first tour’s stop in San Francisco is currently in previews ahead of a March 23 press opening.
What a year!
Award-winning actor, playwright, and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda has had quite the year, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
The ‘Hamilton’ star and creator has joined the voice cast of ‘DuckTales’. The Disney XD series premiering this summer.
As a self-proclaimed ‘DuckTales‘ aficionado, Miranda will voice the character Gizmoduck
The series, a reboot of the late 1980s Duck family-centered animated show, has already been picked up for a second season. ‘DuckTale’” will once again follow the antics and adventures of Scrooge McDuck and his mischievous grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, along with Donald Duck, Webby Vanderquack, Launchpad McQuack, and Mrs. Beakley.
Miranda joins the cast that also includes David Tennant as the voice of Scrooge McDuck; Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, and Bobby Moynihan as Huey, Dewey, and Louie respectively; Kate Micucci as Webby Vanderquack; Beck Bennett as Launchpad McQuack; and Toks Olagundoye as Mrs. Beakley.
On top of voicing his favorite animated character, Lin-Manuel Miranda was announced as part of the 2018 class of honorees for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The announcement came on Thursday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The Walk of Fame’s 2018 honorees, includeWeird Al Yankovic (whom Miranda has cited as an inspiration), Tony winner Mandy Patinkin, RuPaul, Taraji P. Henson, Jennifer Lawrence, Shonda Rhimes, and more.