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John Krasinski Got The Original 'Hamilton' Cast Together For Ep 2 of 'Some Good News'

The cast of "Hamilton"
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The cast of "Hamilton" perform on stage during "Hamilton" Grammy performance for The 58th Grammy Awards at Richard Rodgers Theater on Feb. 15, 2016 in New York City. 

Robert DeNiro and Emily Blunt also stopped by.

The second episode of John Krasinski's Some Good News YouTube series featured a cameo from his wife actress Emily Blunt, which you would kind of expect, since, well, they're locked in the house together just like the rest of us. But after running down the good news about the global efforts to fight COVID-19 -- as well as all the people around the world who are already ripping off his show -- Krasinski welcomed Robert DeNiro for a blink-and-you-missed-it weather report.

The highlight, though, was the surprise reunion of the original cast of Hamilton, who Zoomed in to perform "Alexander Hamilton." The heartwarming rendition was dedicated to a nine-year-old named Aubrey, who was scheduled to see the Broadway smash for her birthday, but instead watched Blunt's Mary Poppins Returns at home during the coronavirus quarantine.

After Blunt and Krasinski made fun of Lin-Manuel Miranda's bit part in Mary Poppins, Miranda Zoom-bombed the chat and said he could probably top the couple's pledge to give Aubrey two tickets to see the show when things settle down. Soon enough, the entire cast -- including Daveed Diggs, Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr, Okieriete Onaodowan, Phillipa Soo, Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jonathan Groff -- popped in for a heart-swelling performance that lit Aubrey's face up.

Watch episode two of Some Good News below.

 

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