Remember when live #Ham4Ham shows were supposed to be a thing of the past? Yeah, me neither. On Thursday, ahead of the midnight release of The Hamilton Mixtape, the musical will revive its weekly pre-show tradition to hold a special live concert featuring artists from the album, which offers new takes on the revolutionary musical’s songs.
According to a tweet from the official Hamilton account, we can expect performances from the Roots, Busta Rhymes, and Joell Ortiz on the already-released “My Shot” remix as well as Ashanti and Ja Rule on their cover of “Helpless.” New music that will debut at the concert includes Andra Day on “Burn” and Regina Spektor on “Dear Theodosia.”
You can view the full Mixtape tracklist here. Bookmark this page so you can watch the concert’s livestream when it begins at 1 p.m. EST.
Update, Dec. 1, 2016, 2 p.m. EST: The live stream has now ended, and the video is at least temporarily unavailable to rewatch due to a copyright claim from SME and UMG, i.e., the record company who staged the event in the first place.
Update, Dec. 1, 2016, 4 p.m. EST: The video is back up.
If you’re in or around New York City, and you just can’t wait to relive Andra Day killing it on “Burn,” you’re in luck: Lin-Manuel Miranda, appearing via a pretaped video from London (where he’s filming Mary Poppins Returns), announced that copies of The Hamilton Mixtape are now available to purchase at the Richard Rodgers Theater or across the street at the Hamilton merch store. Otherwise, it’s just a matter of counting the minutes until the mixtape drops at midnight.
Missed the concert completely? Relive it a portion of it with Miranda himself, who live-streamed his reactions (read: close-ups of his face while freaking out) to Ashanti and Ja Rule’s collab. We can relate.