WATCH: Broadway salutes Prince as ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Color Purple’ casts pay tribute
New York City was the site of several tributes to Prince on Thursday night, with the Prince Street subway station getting a makeover in the singer’s honor, and filmmaker Spike Lee throwing an impromptu block party in Brooklyn, which quickly became a packed gathering of fans paying their respects.
Broadway was also the scene of a pair of musical tributes during the evening, with the casts of both The Color Purple and Hamilton closing their performances on Thursday with homages to Prince, as seen below:
Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda later revealed that he spent the day putting together his cast’s performance.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 22, 2016