June 9, 2016


'Wait for It': One of 'Hamilton''s Best Songs Gets a 360-Degree Interactive Stage Video

Whether you're in the "OMG HAMILTON!" camp or the "omg enough with the Hamilton, what's the big deal?" faction, we've got a feeling this is for you. Ahead of the 70th annual Tony Awards on Sunday, CBS visited Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre to have the year's hottest cast perform "Wait for It." It's one of the musical's many severely emotional and gorgeous tunes, but also one that just immediately grabs you by the shoulders and exists as a flawless standalone song.

Also, "Wait for It" is all Leslie Odom Jr.'s, and if you haven't acquainted yourself with any Hamilton-ers who aren't Lin-Manuel Miranda yet, the man who plays Aaron Burr is very easy to fall irreparably in love with. Also also, it's an interactive video that lets you get a feeling for what it's like to stand onstage during an a cappella rehearsal with the whole (out-of-costume) squad.

The Tony Awards air on Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST on CBS; James Corden is the host. Hamilton has a record-breaking 16 nominations, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography, along with seven acting nods. The cast will also perform, as will those of Waitress, School of Rock, The Color Purple and more.

Next, watch Hamilton creator/songwriter/star Lin-Manuel Miranda join a round of Broadway all-star Carpool Karaoke, see him freestyle at the White House, and listen to the Back of the Class podcast's thoughts on Hamilton at the 6:40 mark in the episode below: