J.J. Abrams Reveals The Force Awakens to Feature Brilliant Hamilton Creator’s Music

The list of big name collaborators that director J.J. Abrams reached out to for Star Wars: The Force Awakens included writer/director Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), who helped him pen the script, and of course, composer John Williams. What has come as a very pleasant surprise, however, is news that Abrams also ended up tapping Broadway mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind the hottest ticket in the theater world, Hamilton, which he revealed last night on Fallon.

If you're not a Broadway fan and don't know much, or anything, about Miranda and Hamilton, here's a peek at how brilliant this guy is from his appearance on Fallon:

The short story is this: Abrams took his son to see Hamilton on Broadway, and ended up meeting Miranda, who wasn't playing the titular role that evening and approached Abrams with a very specific offer. We'll let Abrams explain what happened from here, as the story is almost too good to be true, but yet one more reason to get excited for The Force Awakens premiere, now only seventeen days away.


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