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We The Kings Put Their Pop Punk Spin On Hamilton… And It's Everything! Watch The Story Of Tonight Music Video HERE!

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Is there a single demo this musical doesn't appeal to?

We the Kings may be a pop punk band, but that doesn't mean they're completely in the dark when it comes to other genres of music.

In fact, just like the rest of America, the fivesome are currently obsessed with all things Hamilton.

Video: Amy Schumer Parodies Hamilton With Lin-Manuel Miranda

But they aren't just some casual fans covering Lin-Manuel Miranda's work… they actually went ahead and made an entire music video to accompany their version of The Story of Tonight!

And believe it or not, the song is so well-received that it's getting radio play throughout the country!

Nice work, boys.

Ch-ch-check out We the Kings' The Story of Tonight (above)!!!

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Sara Bareilles, Rebel Wilson, John Stamos, & More Sign On For The Little Mermaid Live! Get The Deets On The HOT Stage Production!

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The Little Mermaid may be getting a live-action big screen adaptation — but it looks like Ariel & co. are set to make a splash on the stage first!

It's been announced that Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson will headline a cast performing the songs from the Disney classic this summer at the Hollywood Bowl in El Lay!

Backed by a 71-piece live orchestra, the Brave singer will be playing the titular mermaid while the Pitch Perfect star has signed on to play the evil sea witch Ursula — though the A-list cast doesn't stop there!

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John Stamos will be playing Chef Louis, Darren Criss will be Prince Eric, and Tituss Burgess will be reprising his role as Sebastian — which he played on Broadway in 2007!

The idea for the musical recreation surfaced from

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Tina Fey Reminds Tituss Burgess You're Nothing Without Me In An Epic Musical Showdown! Watch The AH-Mazing Broadway Duet!

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Tituss Burgess got his breakout role on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt — so, he's forever indebted to Tina Fey for casting him in the Netflix comedy.

And now that Tituss' standout performance gave him tons of new fans, the creator of the sitcom wanted to remind the star exactly where he got his start.

In the form of Broadway showtunes, of course!

Photos: Tina Brings The Blues To Kimmy Schmidt's Premiere!

On Monday, Fey surprised audiences at the MCC Theater's Miscast Gala honoring Marisa Tomei to perform a surprise duet with Tituss of You're Nothing Without Me from City of Angels!

The Sisters star had no problem dueting with the Tony-nominated Broadway performer, and even threw some friendly shade at the actor — teasing him for his personal Pinot Nior venture!

Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing musical showdown between the star and creator (below)!

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Amy Schumer Perfectly Parodies Hamilton In This Inside Amy Schumer Sketch With Lin-Manuel Miranda!

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You NEED to watch this!

Amy Schumer is clearly a huge fan of Hamilton.

Let's be honest, who isn't?! For a sketch in the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer, the blonde beauty enlisted the Broadway hit's creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Video: Watch Amy's Game Of Thrones-Style Promo!

The comedienne began by complimenting the incredible artist's popular work, but also wanted to show him the female-focused version she's come up with… and it's all about Betsy Ross!

It turns out that the skit came about because the funny lady's sister, Kim Caramele, is a little obsessed with Hamilton and listens to the music constantly! Amy admitted to Entertainment Weekly:

"It's actually a problem. She'll put the soundtrack on at any, sometimes inappropriate time."

Kim, who is also a producer on the Comedy Central show, was honestly surprised that the amazing actor agreed to participate, saying:

"He said yes and I thought he was kidding. He couldn't have been nicer and more game. He has so few hours free! I was so grateful he was there."

And that was definitely time well spent, because the clip is HIGHlarious! Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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Wicked Composer Stephen Schwartz Bans North Carolina Performances Over Anti-LGBT Law!

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Good for Stephen Schwartz!

The legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway composer and his collaborators are halting ALL productions of Wicked and all his other works in the state of North Carolina to protest the passing of the state's very controversial anti-LGBT bill!

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The composer shared a very heartfelt and emotional message in Broadway World explaining his decision to stop performances in the beleaguered state, writing in part:

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Hit Broadway Show Hamilton Under Fire For 'Nonwhite' Casting Call — Details Here!

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It's no secret that Hamilton is one of Broadway's biggest breakout hits as everyone and their mom can't get enough of those catchy beats!

The cast of the show even performed at the Grammys and for President Barack Obama at the White House!

Well now it seems the love affair might be slowing up as the musical — which has been praised for its use of a diverse cast to detail American history — has received some backlash for posting a casting call looking for "nonwhite men and women."

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Despite the fact that audition descriptions for characters in Hamilton quite often specifying age range, race, and gender, as it's fairly standard in the theater industry, Actors' Equity has said the auditions should be open to everyone.

Maria Somma, a spokesperson for Actors' Equity, said the casting call was "absolutely inconsistent with Equity's policy," and continued by stating:

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