Jimmy Fallon is prepared for Broadway. The late-night host confirmed off his singing expertise on Tuesday’s episode of The Tonight Present by becoming a member of Lin-Manuel Miranda and the remainder of the Hamilton forged in Puerto Rico for a particular rendition of “The Story of Tonight.” Identical to within the musical, the tune begins off with Alexander Hamilton (performed by Miranda) singing alongside John Laurens, Hercules Mulligan and Marquis de Lafayette at a neighborhood pub. Nonetheless, one other character was quickly added to the scene as Fallon stepped out in a fancy dress matching Miranda’s. The comedy star rocked every part from the standard vest to the slicked again bun.Whereas Fallon began off singing the right lyrics, he quickly took some artistic liberties. So as an alternative of singing “Telling the story of tonight,” Fallon belted out, “We have a killer present tonight.” And as an alternative of crooning “They will inform the story of tonight,” he and Miranda sang, “In Puerto Rico for tonight.” In reality, the 2 then began belting out a rendition of The Tonight Present’s theme tune.
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Miranda is reprising his position as one of many founding fathers for a limited-time run in Puerto Rico. The entire proceeds from his exhibits profit the Flamboyan Arts Fund, which helps the humanities in Puerto Rico. Miranda advised Fallon he hoped to boost $15 million to create multi-year grants for artists, together with museums, particular person artists and theater teams. He felt like this was notably vital following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.”They’re by no means remembered in restoration efforts, in rebuilding efforts, and they’ll be those who inform the story of this hurricane,” he stated. “They’re those who had been right here. They’re those who lived inside that silence.”Miranda’s final present in Puerto Rico might be Jan. 27.(E! and NBC are each a part of NBCUniversal).
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