jakub | May 27, 2023

Watch Stars From Parade, Some Like It Hot, Shucked, and More Join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton Cast for May 26 Ham4Ham


Watch Stars From Parade, Some Like It Hot, Shucked, and More Join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton Cast for May 26 Ham4Ham

The musical's “show before the show” series has been revived in support of this year's Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical Tony nominees.

Ben Platt and the cast of Shucked

Are you ready for another round of Ham4Ham? The May 26 edition of the outdoor concert series was jam-packed with more of this season's newest (and most Tony-nominated) shows, plus a number of surprise guests!

The series, which was revived this year in support of the Tony nominees for Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical, welcomed Parade, Some Like It Hot, and Shucked to its lineup for the latest entry. Additionally, the productions were introduced by the stars of several new plays currently on the Broadway boards. Leopoldstadt stars Josh Molina and Brandon Uranowitz introduced Some Like It Hot‘s J. Harrison Ghee, who performed “You Coulda Knocked Me Over With a Feather” for the rapt crowd, accompanied by the show's composer, Marc Shaiman

They were followed by Nikki Crawford and playwright James Ijames from Fat Ham, who introduced composer Jason Robert Brown and performers Ben Platt and Michaela Diamond from Parade to perform the duet “This Is Not Over Yet” to thunderous cheers. 

Lastly, D'Arcy Carden and Chris Sullivan from Larissa FastHorse‘s The Thanksgiving Play introduced writer Robert Horn and the cast of Shucked, who performed a special medley with new parody lyrics written expressly for Ham4Ham. Within the medley were the melody of Shucked‘s opening number, “Corn,” the show's tongue-in-cheek drinking song “We Love Jesus,” and a parody of Hamilton‘s “The Story of Tonight.”

Check out the complete performance below.

Previous participants of the revived series have included Sweeney Todd, Kimberly Akimbo, Camelot, and an appearance by the stars of A Doll's House, Jessica Chastain and Arian Moayed.

WATCH: See Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Casts of Hamilton and Sweeney Todd in Special Ham4Ham Mash-Up

At the May 19 performance, Miranda announced that there would be three additional performances on May 26, June 2, and June 9 to celebrate the nominees for Best Musical and Best Revival ahead of the June 11 Tony Awards. All Ham4Hams are presented on the steps of the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning at 4 PM ET. 

The outdoor impromptu concert series Ham4Ham was a mainstay of the megamusical Hamilton in the year following its starry 2015 premiere on Broadway, with composer and star Miranda greeting hopefuls in line for each performance's discount ticket lottery with a performance on the steps of the theatre, sometimes improvised, and often including guests from their neighboring shows.

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