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Happy Belated Birthday Harry Potter! Here’s a ‘Hamilton’ Mashup for Your Trouble

It's all about the Hamiltons, baby.


How does a wizard, dropped in the middle of a suburban spot in Little Whinging, grow up to be a hero and a baller? That very important question is answered in what can only be described as the most magical Hamilton mashup to date.

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In celebration of the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which also fell on Potter’s 36th birthday, a clever user by the name of Hamilton’s Squad cooked up some fresh lyrics set to the hit musical’s opening number. The updated song, displayed in a series of Tweets, covers the first few bars but sadly, is not accompanied by an actual recording. As the A.V. Club points out, you’ll have to stick with the karaoke version and sing along—warts and all.

Warning: We are not responsible for any involuntary head bopping or off-key singing that will likely follow.

You can also catch the whole thing in one place, here.

Despite the departure of original cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo, Hamilton still forges ahead on Broadway. As for Harry Potter, Cursed Child is currently lighting up London stages and the script (which most definitely isn’t a novel) is in stores now. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them heads to theaters on Nov. 18.

(via A.V. Club, image via Twitter)

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