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'Hamilton' preshow: Big Apple Circus performer juggles to 'Ten Duel Commandments' at 'Ham 4 Ham'

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Howard Sherman via YouTube

Ham 4 Ham,” the unofficial preshow to Hamilton that sees its stars and others perform for lottery ticket hopefuls, got the juggling treatment on Wednesday.

Introduced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the Broadway hit that takes a hip-hop approach to the story of Alexander Hamilton, the preshow featured a Big Apple Circus performer named Alexander juggling to the track “Ten Duel Commandments” from the show.

“He is the greatest Alexander who is not Hamilton in this theater,” Miranda teased. The juggler delivered, starting off with a few balls and adding more and more throughout the routine until he reached 10 total. Watch the performance — captured by Howard Sherman — and the impressive, dramatic climax, above.