Lin-Manuel Miranda Admonishes Filming Fan During Hamilton Show

"Don't make me do that s--t again"
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2019 5:42 PM CST
Lin-Manuel Miranda Admonishes Filming Fan During Hamilton Show
Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and creator of the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton, receives a standing ovation with tears at the ending of the play's premiere in San Juan, Puerto Rico.   (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Lin-Manuel Miranda made an impromptu edit to one of the numbers in his acclaimed Hamilton Wednesday night after he spotted a woman filming a performance in Puerto Rico. While performing One Shot, Miranda noticed the audience member pointing a camera at the stage, the BBC reports. So, thinking (or rapping, actually) on his feet, he slipped a new line into the song: “I’m a get a scholarship to King’s College, I probably shouldn’t brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish, lady Filming in the fourth row, please stop it.” Traditionally, that last line is, “The problem is I got a lot of brains but no polish.”

In a tweet after the show, Miranda shared the “2nd ‘rewrite’” and requested that audiences, “Please don’t make me do that s—t again.” As a general rule, filming a theater performance is a “serious no-no,” per, which reports that the woman did end up send an apology to Miranda, who is reprising the title role in the musical during a limited run in Puerto Rico. “I cannot believe I actually witnessed this live,” one audience member tweeted about the line change. “Everyone in theater gasped when that happened.” (More Lin-Manuel Miranda stories.)

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