Lin-Manuel Miranda suing Texas church for 'Hamilton' production

Saturday, August 13, 2022
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Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking legal action against a Texas church that put on an unauthorized performance of "Hamilton."

The video featured is from a previous report.

The Door, a church in McAllen, put on its own production of the Broadway hit, but changed lyrics to reflect Christian values.

According to a video of the event, a sermon delivered to the audience compared homosexuality to drug addiction, CNN reported.

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Per copyright law, churches do have some exemptions, but those do not include video, streaming or distribution outside of a service.

On twitter, Miranda asked his lawyers to, "Do their work."

The Dramatist Guild, which represents playwrights, also issued a statement condemning the unauthorized production.