Update: Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs will join Anthony Ramos, Ariana DeBose, Ephraim Sykes, Emmy Raver-Lampman and more for the second #HAM4CHANGE event, streaming Aug. 9 at 1 p.m. Eastern. The program will be hosted by Okieriete Onaodowan and tickets can be purchased here. See below for highlights from the first fundraiser.
The good news keeps coming for “Hamilton” fans.
Original “Hamilton” cast members Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Neil Haskell, Christopher Jackson, Javier Muñoz, Phillipa Soo and more have organized a series of livestream events to raise money for organizations fighting to end systemic racism. Featuring behind-the-scenes stories, trivia, games, prizes and special “Hamilton” content, the #Ham4Change events will stream at Aug. 1, 9 and 15, with the aim of raising $1 million.
Tickets for the livestreams can be purchased for $10. Additional V.I.P. options are available and include a personal voicemails, a live one-on-one performance or virtual meet-and-greet with a cast member. The streams will take place on the virtual venue platform Looped.
“It’s important we acknowledge the work we have yet to do as an arts community and a country,” cast member Morgan Marcell said in a statement. “What made our show great wasn’t us as individuals, but our collective, passionate voices as artists. We’d like to use the collective spotlight we have right now to illuminate organizations we work with as activists, and those smaller initiatives we know matter to the movement.”
Special guests Brian d’Arcy James, Rory O’Malley and Andrew Rannells are also set to participate.
Organizations benefitting from the fundraiser include the African American Policy Forum, BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective), Black AIDS Institute, Color of Change, Dance 4 Hope, Know Your Rights Camp, LEAP (Law Enforcement Accountability Project), Until Freedom and When We All Vote.
More information about tickets, including V.I.P. packages, can be found here.
Top Image: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Christopher Jackson. Photo: Amanda Lucidon.