Open casting calls, anyone? James Corden and Rosie O’Donnell really, really love Broadway’s hit Hamilton. So much so, that the pair rapped the show’s opening number, “Alexander Hamilton,” during The Late Late Show on Wednesday, February 3.
Corden, 37, and O’Donnell, 53, bonded over their love for the musical while talking about the upcoming Tony Awards, which Corden is hosting. O’Donnell, who’s previously presided over the show three times, gave Corden advice about the gig, set to air in June.
“For you, this year, you need to practice saying, ‘And the Tony goes to Hamilton.’Because it is by far the best thing I have seen in my entire life,” O’Donnell said. “I’ve seen it 12 times. If I could go once a week, I would. It’s like going to church for me.”
Corden couldn’t agree more. “When I saw the show — I’ve only seen it the one time — but I felt when they were bowing, I felt like, ‘No, no, no. We should be bowing to them.’ It’s an incredible show,” he raved. “Do you have the soundtrack? I have the soundtrack. I listen to it every day on the way in in the car.”
And with that, the two broke out into song. Barely catching a breath, they rapped for nearly one minute and received a round of applause from the audience.
Watch their impromptu performance in the video above!
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