Found/Tonight

"Found/Tonight" is a single release in 2018 mashup of songs from two famous musicals, Hamilton song "The Story of Tonight", the fourth song from Act 1 of the play and the Dear Evan Hansen song "You Will Be Found" from that play's Act 1.[1] The track was released on March 19, 2018 and is performed by Ben Platt and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

PerformancesEdit

Platt donated a portion of the proceeds to support the March for Our Lives anti-gun-violence initiative, and also performed on stage by Pratt and Miranda at the rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018 just after a week from the song's release.[2] MFOL was a student-led demonstration in support of legislation to prevent gun violence.[3] Besides Washington, D.C., on the same day over 880 sibling events took place throughout the United States and around the world.[4][5][6][7][8] and was planned by Never Again MSD in collaboration with the nonprofit organization.[9] The event followed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting earlier, described by several media outlets as a possible tipping point for gun control legislation.[10][11][12]

The following weekend, Miranda and Platt performed the song together along with frequent Miranda collaborator Alex Lacamoire (who had also orchestrated both shows) at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. on March 24.

ChartsEdit

"Found/Tonight" peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt release 'Hamilton'/'Dear Evan Hansen' mash-up 'Found/Tonight'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Kreps, Daniel (March 24, 2018). "See Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt Perform at March for Our Lives Rally". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  3. ^ March for our lives. "March for Our Lives (Terms of Use)". (March, 2018).
  4. ^ "You Marched. Now we fight for our lives". marchforourlives.com. March For Our Lives. Archived from the original on March 25, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  5. ^ May, Charlie (February 18, 2018). "Florida student survivors announce 'March for Our Lives': Here's a time to talk about gun control". Salon. Archived from the original on February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Carlsen, Audrey; Patel, Jugal (March 22, 2018). "Across the United States". The New York Times. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Editorial (March 21, 2018). "Take assault-weapons ban to the people". The Seattle Times. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  8. ^ Langone, Alix (March 25, 2018). "These Photos Show How Big the March for Our Lives Crowds Were Across the Country". Time. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  9. ^ Cooper, Kelly-Leigh (February 18, 2018). "American teens demand 'Never Again'". BBC News. Archived from the original on February 18, 2018. Retrieved February 18, 2018.
  10. ^ Miller, Sarah (February 17, 2018). "'We will be the last mass shooting': Florida students want to be tipping point in gun debate". USA Today. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Petrusich, Amanda; Peterson, Mark (March 24, 2018). "The Fearless, Outraged Young Protesters at the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C." The New Yorker. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  12. ^ Reilly, Katie (February 21, 2018). "Teachers Are Fighting for Gun Control After Parkland". Time. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lin-Manuel Miranda: Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2019.