Lin-Manuel Miranda tweaks Hamilton rap to call out woman filming Puerto Rico show
No two live performances are entirely the same, but one performance of Hamilton in Puerto Rico briefly veered in the direction of the audience member illegally filming the show.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and starred in the original Broadway production of Hamilton, returned to his role for a run in Puerto Rico to help fundraise for arts organizations struggling after Hurricane Maria. As the auteur wrote on Twitter, he tweaked a line in the song “My Shot” during the Jan. 16th performance to call out a woman trying to sneak record the whole thing.
“I’m a get a scholarship to King’s College/ I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish,” he rapped. The next line is supposed to be, “The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish.” Instead, Miranda exclaimed, “Lady filming in the fourth row, please stop it.”
“Having to think that fast within My Shot takes a year off my life, please just enjoy the show,” he continued tweeting. “Otherwise you were the best crowd we ever had!”
In a surprising turn, it seems the woman in question apologized to Miranda over email.
The actor shared a cropped screenshot of the subject line, which reads, “Since apology from lady filming from the 4th row.”
“In a million years, I never…” Miranda tweeted. “Gracias. Thanks for your apology and thanks for coming to the show. Y saludos a mami.”