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Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs Virtual Concert to Raise Funds for Charity

The Hamilton creator used his musical talents to fight COVID-19.

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Many stars are trying to find ways to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Some, like Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, have donated money while others, like John Legend, are entertaining people virtually stuck at home. Lin-Manuel Miranda recently did both by performing an impromptu concert on Twitter to help raise money for Broadway Cares COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

“Um, some live acoustic #InTheHeights in like 5 minutes for @bcefa,” the Hamilton star wrote on Twitter late Tuesday night. Moments later, he shared a video performing “It Won’t Be Long Now,” from the hit Broadway show In the Heights. In the tweet, he posted a link to the Broadway Cares coronavirus funds page that is “helping entertainment professionals meet coronavirus-related expenses and other challenges brought about by the evolving pandemic.”

They have already reached nearly 50 percent of their $2 million goal with over 3,800 people donating a total of $975,000. They are keeping the page open for another 18 days in hopes of reaching the benchmark. Meanwhile, the video has garnered over 160,000 views in just 14 hours.

This spontaneous concert comes after it was revealed the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of In the Heights is being postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“We had the best summer of our lives filming #InTheHeights Movie last year. We gathered in Washington Heights and told this story, on location in this neighborhood, with our neighbors in this community. We couldn’t wait to share it with you,” Miranda wrote on Twitter. “But we’re going to have to wait a little longer. With the uncertainty in our world, right now, the release of In The Heights is being postponed. When we can safely gather again, flags in hand, we will be there, enjoying this movie in theaters.”

The film was initially set to premiere on June 26 and does not have a new release date yet.

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