Creator and star of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda made a statement after an alleged illegal and unauthorized rendition of his Tony-award-winning musical was produced at a church in McAllen, Texas.
The church version featured anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric. "Grateful to all of you who reached out about this illegal, unauthorized production.
Now lawyers do their work," Miranda started his tweet on Wednesday. Door McAllen Church live streamed their version of the Broadway musical which was saturated with biblical references and included homophobic language.
At the end of the play, the associate pastor of the Church, Victor Lopez gave a closing sermon disgracing homosexuality. “Maybe you struggle with alcohol, with drugs, homosexuality, maybe you struggle with other things in life, your finances, whatever, relationships,” Lopez says in a video posted on Twitter by YouTuber and podcast host Hemant Mehta. “God can help you tonight.” Miranda continued in his post by thanking the Dramatists Guild, an association that represents playwrights, composers, and lyricists. "And always grateful to the [Dramatists Guild] who have the backs of writers everywhere, be it your first play or your fiftieth," he wrote.