Less than a week after singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles released her new single "Armor," the songstress, along with the "Hamilton" crew, debuted the unreleased track "Theodosia Reprise." The release is part of Lin-Manuel Miranda's yearlong series called "Hamildrops," a collection of new "Hamilton" content.
The Act Two cut "Theodosia Reprise" is the tender follow-up to the musical's "Dear Theodosia" in which Bareilles worked with Alex Lacimore, "Hamilton" musical director," and the Roots' Questlove to create a timeless reprisal. Bareilles' voice takes the song back in time when music was much more simple with not a flaw in her production.
"Theodosia" is the latest from the series. Previous content includes the Decemberists performance of "Ben Franklin's Song," "The Hamilton Polka" by none other than "Weird Al" Yankovic, Ibeyi's "Rise Up, Wise Up, Eyes, Up" and the Regrettes "Helpless." All songs released in 2018 can be found through all major streaming providers.
"Hamilton: An American Musical" kicked off in 2015 Off-Broadway before hitting Broadway later in the year and becoming an instant hit on tour. The production earned a staggering 16 Tony nominations and took home 11.
To commemorate the success of the musical based on Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, the Kennedy Center Honors will give a special award to the creators of the musical. Typically, only individual acts making extraordinary contributions to culture receive the honors but "Hamilton" used art to talk about the society we live. It is also the first time a work of art has been a recipient of the honor.
"The world looks to America for its creative instincts and artistic courage," Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said in an official statement.
The event will take place on Dec. 2 and will be broadcast via CBS on Dec. 26.