Lin Manuel-Miranda and the cast of “Hamilton” paid tribute to Prince by closing Thursday’s show with a performance of his hit song “Let’s Go Crazy.”
It started with Manuel-Miranda delivering Prince’s “dearly beloved” speech that opens the song on “Purple Rain” — and led into the cast dancing in their American-Revolution era garb — not unlike that Prince and the Revolution used to wear.
“Step away from your computer. Walk around, blast some Prince. It’s the only thing that has saved my day, it may save yours,” Miranda had tweeted earlier in the day.
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Elsewhere on Broadway Thursday, Jennifer Hudson led the cast of “The Color Purple” in a rendition of “Purple Rain.”
Prince was found dead at his home in Minneapolis on Thursday at the age of 57. While the cause of death is not known at this time, Prince’s private plane made an emergency landing at Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, last Friday morning, as the singer was en route home from a concert in Atlanta.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital and had apparently been experiencing flu symptoms, which worsened during the flight. He was released from the hospital after three hours.
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Following news of the singer’s death, a
flood of tributes emerged on social media, with Katy Perry, Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and many others sharing their grief.
“Hamilton” won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Columbia University-run organization announced on Monday. The prize is awarded “for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life.”
In its citation, the Pulitzer committee described Miranda’s show about founding father Alexander Hamilton “a landmark American musical about the gifted and self-destructive founding father whose story becomes both contemporary and irresistible.”
Prince's Fashion: 23 Most Outrageous Outfits Through the Years (Photos)
June 25, 1984 - Whether Prince wore low-cut blouse-like shirts, lace, or crazy patterns, his outfits were unmistakable. And he’s one of the rare people who could mix and match all colors, patterns and styles an...
June 15, 1991 - Prince got a little cheeky when he performed "Gett Off" at the MTV Video Music Awards. This was the most appropriate image of it we could find. And yes, we suspect many people indeed heeded his song title.
March 24, 1993 -- Prince sported his "chain-mail police officer" look at NYC's Radio City Music Hall.
May 04, 1994 - Prince showed off his love symbol at The World Music Awards in Monaco. In 1993, Prince adopted the symbol as his name and referred to himself as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."
March 6, 2003 - Prince and his then-wife, Manuela Testolini, appear backstage at the 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Hollywood. He wore colors that many would say clash, but in typical Prince fashion, he made i...
February 8, 2004 - The legend showed up in a signature tailored suit with shoulder pads, and in one of his favorite colors, purple, at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
July 2, 2004 - Every once in a while, Prince would show up in more tone-down attire -- just a shirt and a blazer. But even then, he added elements of his personal style. At the 10th Anniversary Essence Music Fe...
January 9, 2005 - The singer stayed away from bold colors at the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, but wore an outfit that stars like Justin Bieber would copy in later years.
March 19 2005 - Prince anticipated the color block trend that swept the nation in 2011, wearing a black and white sports jacket at the 36th NAACP Image Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in in Los Angeles....
June 27, 2006 - Prince performs the Chaka Khan tribute onstage at the BET Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles wearing his signature color, purple.
February 11, 2007 - Even when Prince strayed away from fashion trends, he managed to look cool. At the 49th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on in Los Angeles, Prince wore a white blazer matched with...
March 2, 2007 - Prince wore a black and white embroidered stiff-neck top at the 38th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on in Los Angeles.
February 4, 2007 -- During the Super Bowl XLI halftime show, Prince wore his trademark tailored suit. But true to Prince fashion, even his most simple ensembles had a pop of bold colors: turquoise and orange.
June 1, 2007 - Sporting a monochromatic look at the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, this is one of his simpler looks -- but it still had that cool factor.
March 28, 2009 - At the "One Night... Three Venues" hosted by Prince and Lotusflow3r.com at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the singer wore a baggy turtle neck sweater in crazy black-and-white patterns. Once agai...
June 27, 2010 - At the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Prince dons an Asian-inspired flared turtle neck with tight white pants -- a combination that fans came to know well.
February 27, 2011 - At the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party at the Pacific Design Center on in West Hollywood, Prince wore sparkles and purple, both perfectly tailored.
September 22, 2012 - At the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Prince channeled a hippie vibe, wearing bright colors to match his guitar. Weirdly enough, he wore...
February 10, 2013 - A simple black outfit matched with sunglasses and a touch of cane impressed fans at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
May 19, 2013 - There's a lot of things going on here, with fringes, embellishments and crazy patterns, but like everything Prince wore, it worked. One of his favorite styles, the turtle neck, made another cameo...
January 11, 2015 - Prince made a rare appearance at the Golden Globes for present the Best Original Song award to John Legend and Common. Sporting a bronze metallic suit with the blazer embellished with a snake skin...
February 8, 2015 - Who doesn't remember Prince's outfit when he handed Beck the Album of the Year award for "Morning Phase" during The 57th Annual Grammy Awards? He had a strong flower-power, 70s vibe going on,...
November 22, 2015 - At the American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on in Los Angeles, Prince donned a gold snake skin vest on top of a yellow flared shirt. And those glasses? That's exactly what Prince liked...
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