VIDEO: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones Beautifully Harmonize Billy Joel's 'For The Longest Time'

By: Jul. 10, 2016
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From the first time they sang their introductory, "Angelica... Eliza, and Peggy" when Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON began Off-Broadway previews at The Public Theatre, the trio of Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones, a/k/a, The Schuyler Sisters, became the new vocal trio sensation of the musical theatre world.

Alas, nothing lasts forever in show business, and last night Phillipa Soo bid farewell to her cast-mates as she prepares to return to Broadway later in the season in the title role of AMÉLIE. Lexi Lawson steps in as Eliza Hamilton tomorrow night.

But before Soo, along with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Ariana DeBose took their final HAMILTON bows last night, the trio got together for a beautiful harmonizing of Billy Joel's "For The Longest Time."

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical will celebrate its 1st anniversary at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 W. 46 St.) on August 6.

HAMILTON won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography and Orchestrations. Mr. Miranda received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Hamilton.

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

HAMILTON: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter's book about the making of the musical, is also on sale, regularly appearing on the New York Times Best Seller List.

A Chicago production of Hamilton will open in October 2016. A touring production begins a 21-week run in San Francisco in March 2017 followed by a 21-week engagement in Los Angeles. A London production will be mounted, also in 2017.

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