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Tony Award-winning Broadway stars, Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Hamilton) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen lead), called Elvis Duran and the Morning Show to chat about their collaboration, 'Found Tonight,' for Lin's monthly Hamildrop series.
The single, a mashup between Hamilton’s “The Story of Tonight” and Dear Evan Hansen's “You Will Be Found," sends a powerful message in support of the March For Our Lives demonstration, taking place across the across the country on March 24th.
"Like most Americans right now, [I'm] feeling incredibly frustrated that the shootings just keep happening and happening and they feel sorta out of control," Ben Platt said about his feelings surrounding February 2018's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.
Platt went on to tell Elvis Duran that the chance to work with Lin-Manuel on this song to support the efforts to end school shootings was 'the greatest combo platter of all time' and he immediately jumped at the chance.
A portion of the proceeds from 'Found Tonight', which dropped at midnight on March 19th, will be donated to the March For Our Lives Initiative.
Check out the full song + Elvis Duran's on-air interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt below: