By Eli Curwin
REVERE, Mass. (Boston.com) — High School students performing in Revere High School’s rendition of the Broadway musical “In the Heights” earlier this April received a surprise message in anticipation of their show’s premiere this week.
As students sat in one of the school’s classrooms, they were greeted by the familiar voice of the Tony award-winning creator of “Hamilton” and “In the Heights” — Lin-Manuel Miranda.
At first, Miranda appeared to be singing the opening number of “In the Heights,” but as he finished the verse, Revere students erupted as he wished them good luck.
“Hey Revere, good morning, break a leg on your show!” Miranda said. “Congratulations, remember to be a community every second you’re on that stage.”
While teachers recorded their reaction, some students excitedly screamed and others gasped when they heard the video.