The audience at last night's performance of Hamilton got more than they expected. Turns out the cast had a message for everyone in attendance — both inside their Playbills and on social media — with the announcement that some of the show's stars would be donating their salaries from the performance to charity.
"Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for coming to the show. We would like to remind everyone that March is National Women's History Month and today is International Women's Day," the insert and a Twitter video announced, noting that the money would be going to Dress for Success "in support of women everywhere," and thanking all of the women in the building.
Javier Muñoz — who took over the lead role of Alexander Hamilton when creator Lin-Manuel Miranda departed in July 2016 — tweeted out a photo of the note, adding the perfect emoji. The ladies of Hamilton, on the other hand, took the spotlight in a video for social media, in which they take turns reading the same text from the Playbill insert.
According to Dress for Success' website, it is an international not-for-profit organization that "empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life." The organization, which was established in 1997, is present in more than 145 cities in 23 countries worldwide, and has helped benefit upwards of 925,000 women.
As for the cherry on top of an already stunning night, during the curtain call at Wednesday evening's show, the cast shouted "Happy International Women's Day!" and welcomed crew members to the stage, many of them wearing red T-shirts with feminist slogans across them.