The “Hamilton” music has been taking the world by storm since its off-Broadway debut a year ago. A fun part of the madness is the “Ham 4 Ham” performances, which happen before the ticket lottery several times a week outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York.
“Ham 4 Ham” involves creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and any number of surprise guests, including cast members from the musical, performing for the crowd outside the theater before the 20 or so lottery winners get to see “Hamilton” for “a Hamilton,” a.k.a. $10.
But there are also digital versions of “Ham 4 Ham” and Saturday’s (Feb. 13) iteration features an unusual guest — “Weird” Al Yankovic.
In the video, posted to the musical’s YouTube page, Yankovic and his family join Miranda and cast member Renee Elise Goldsberry on “Right Hand Man,” the Act I song performed by George Washington and the ensemble. The accordion provides quite the interesting accompaniment.
’90s hip hop and accordions — two great tastes that taste great together.