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Things We Saw Today: Hamilton‘s #Ham4Ham Honors Orlando Victims and Their Families

The Broadway theater community has always had a special connection to the LGBTQIA community. That, coupled with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s emotional poem at the Tonys this year, should make it come as no surprise that this week’s Ham4Ham lottery show at Hamilton was dedicated to the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families. In addition to promoting a GoFundMe page where people can directly support the victims and their families (though Miranda gives one addy, it must have changed, as the correct link is in the video), Miranda also invited In the Heights alum and current cast member in Broadway’s On Your Feet!, Andrea Burns, to sing “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line. (via Paste Magazine)

  • Mark Hamill proclaims that “Gender matters not” when you’re rocking the Force as he responds to a fan via Twitter when she asks if she can/should cosplay Luke Skywalker. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • In other Star Wars-related stuff, check out this beautiful replica of Rey’s costume in The Force Awakens fromAnovos. It can be yours…for $600. Then again, considering the detail, if you were going to make it yourself, it might cost you that much anyway. And you can’t argue that this doesn’t look awesome! (via Fashionably Geek)
  • Scientists have found the first evidence of a chiral molecule—a molecule with two mirror image “twins”—in interstellar space. We use the mysterious molecule here on Earth to make polyethylene plastics. (via Science)
  • Check out this gorgeous, new trailer for Disney’s upcoming film, Queen of Katwe, starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o. (via Shadow and Act)

Well, that’s what we’ve got today, friends! How about you? What have you seen today?

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