Fans can make any donation amount to reserve a seat at the virtual 'Hamilton' fundraiser, which will feature a special performance as well as a Q&A session.
Fans of the hit musical Hamilton will be delighted to know that the full cast will reunite to host a virtual fundraiser in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden. The fundraiser, part of the Biden Victory Fund, is a special grassroots initiative and will be held on Friday, October 16, at 9 pm Eastern Time. There is no minimum donation required to join. Viewers will see a special performance put on by the cast as well as a Q&A session moderated by director Thomas Kail. Show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and original cast members Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Javier Muñoz, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowa, and Phillipa Soo will be part of the online spectacle, CNN reports.
All donations made to the Biden Victory Fund through the Hamilton fundraiser will be used to elect Biden, his running mate Kamala Harris, and "Democrats up and down the ballot." The website states, "Our goal is to ensure that we put Joe Biden in the best position possible to beat Donald Trump, and your support of the Biden Victory Fund allows us to do just that." The cast of Hamilton is not the first to reunite in support of a Democratic ticket.
On Tuesday night, the Biden Victory Fund held the "Trek the Vote to Victory," a Star Trek-themed fundraiser. The event featured original cast members such as Jeri Ryan, George Takei, LeVar Burton, and of course, Patrick Stewart. Former Democratic Presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Pete Buttigieg, as well as former Representative Stacy Abrams, were present as special guests during that panel. The Hamilton reunion is bound to be just as fun and packed with spirit, to energize American citizens to get out and cast their ballots. This year, every single vote counts more than ever before.
This is our chance to rise up and come together for a better future. Join me and the @HamiltonMusical cast for a grassroots fundraiser for @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris on Oct 16 at 9 PM PT. Sign up here: https://t.co/pJNtPDEgpy pic.twitter.com/ycufvNWLBk— Leslie Odom, Jr. (@leslieodomjr) October 14, 2020
The Hamilton cast is bound to entertain, as they just reunited earlier this year for an appearance on Some Good News, a YouTube show hosted by The Office star John Krasinki. The video, as one would expect, immediately went viral. The fundraising event comes as no surprise as the cast did come together in 2016 to organize a similar albeit offline event in support of Hillary Clinton. This has been a highly contentious campaign period and with less than 20 days left to go to the last date of the 2020 Presidential elections, candidates are doing everything they can to energize their voter base. If you would like to make a donation to the Biden Victory Fund and attend the "Hamilton Town Hall," you can do so here.