Cast members from the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” will be doing more than singing and acting this week — they’ll be registering voters from all states in time for the Presidential election.
Broadway World reports that cast members will be registering playgoers in front of the musical’s home at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York on Wednesday, and again on Saturday.
“Voting honors our democracy; honors our founding fathers; and honors the spirit of our show,” said producer Jeffrey Seller. “ We want to do our part to help all citizens participate in an election that will deeply affect the direction of our country.”
“Members of the cast who participate in the registration will have previously been trained by voter registration volunteers from the Hispanic Federation, an organization providing community services to the Hispanic community in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut,” notes Broadway World.
Earlier this summer, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda announced his own plans to ramp up voter mobilization, saying “I’m going to be trying to get out the Latino vote as hard as possible.”
“I think it’s very clear that Latinos living in the United States—their interests are bound up in voting this year, and I’ll leave it at that, but making sure people turn out is going to be a priority for me,” he continued.
“Our issues are on the table, from Puerto Rico to a wall to keep half of us out being a [Republican] Party platform. It’s important we get out and vote.”