John Krasinski just gave one young Broadway fan the thrill of a lifetime.
When 9-year-old Aubrey couldn’t make a birthday trip to see “Hamilton” on Broadway due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “The Office” star invited her onto the second episode of his new YouTube show, “Some Good News” (Aubrey appears at the 8:30 mark of the episode, which is 17 minutes long).
“When it’s all over, I will fly you and your mom to New York and you will see ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway,” Kransinski told Aubrey during the show. “How does that sound?”
Aubrey’s mouth dropped wide open. But the surprises didn’t end there.
On March 21, Aubrey’s mom tweeted at “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda: “(Seeing Hamilton has been her dream since she saw her 1st Broadway show last year). But we’re home watching Mary Poppins Returns instead. At least we’re safe & healthy.”
@Lin_Manuel We were supposed to see Hamilton in Jacksonville tonight—DD’s 9th bday present (seeing Hamilton has been her dream since she saw her 1st Broadway show last year), but we’re home watching Mary Poppins Returns instead. At least we’re safe & healthy.— MAB (@mabauman) March 21, 2020
Krasinski’s wife, “Mary Poppins” actress Emily Blunt, then appeared on the show. About a minute later, Miranda popped into the Zoom conference call.
Aubrey was speechless.
“She’s here to see Mary Poppins, not Jack the lamplighter,” Blunt said to Miranda.
Krasinski then told Miranda he had everything covered, explaining his plan to send Aubrey and her mom to New York once the pandemic is over.
“That’s amazing. I think we can top that right now, though,” Miranda said.
And just like that, the original cast of “Hamilton” joined the call to bring Aubrey a performance of the musical’s opening song, “Alexander Hamilton.”
“That’s my favorite song from ‘Hamilton,’” Aubrey said as the song started.
Everyone from Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr) to Jonathan Groff (King George) to Christopher Jackson (George Washington) to Renee Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler) was on the call.
And Miranda as Hamilton, of course.
“If you can’t go to ‘Hamilton,’ we’re bringing ‘Hamilton’ to you,” Krasinski said after the song. “Thank you so much Aubrey, have an amazing day. We love you!”
“No matter how dark it gets, there is always good in the world,” Krasinski continued before signing off.