Lin-Manuel comments on the unauthorized Hamilton Church show

For context, Door McAllen Church staged a version of hamilton last weekend – with some lyrics changed and an anti-gay sermon added at the end.

Changed lyrics reported include these original lyrics – “I know who I married / As long as you come home at the end of the day” – in the song “That would be enough”, which was changed to “My hope is in Jesus / If you could give it a chance today.” There was also would have an added scene where Alexander Hamilton repents of his sins and accepts Jesus Christ.

As footage from the unauthorized production began go viral on social media – although the church appears to have since deleted her videos from the show – she unsurprisingly reached out to show creator Lin-Manuel.

“Thank you to all of you who made contact with this illegal and unauthorized production. Now the lawyers are doing their job,” Lin-Manuel wrote on Twitter while sharing a statement from the Dramatists Guild.

Thank you to all of you who reported this illegal and unauthorized production. Now the lawyers are doing their job. And forever grateful to the @dramatistsguild, who have the backs of writers everywhere, whether it’s your first play or your fiftieth. 1/2 https://t.co/yMtM3z9crI


Twitter: @Lin_Manuel

“We support the brazen infringement of Door McAllen Church to bring to light the problematic pattern of certain theatrical organizations performing the work of unlicensed authors and rewriting the text without the consent of the author. No organization, professional, amateur or religious, is exempt from these laws,” the statement read.

“Always grateful to the @dramatistsguildwho have the backs of writers everywhere, whether it’s your first play or your fiftieth,” he added.

A spokesperson for hamilton further says the New York Times“The ‘Hamilton’ family stands for tolerance, compassion, inclusivity and certainly LGBTQ+ rights. We are in the process of reviewing the unauthorized script changes to determine further action.

Looks like avocados go avocado, then!