‘Hamilton’ cast won’t use prop guns at Tony Awards performance

The "red carpet" at the Tony Awards on Sunday evening. Photo by WNCN

NEW YORK (AP) — The shooting at an Orlando nightclub has prompted the cast of “Hamilton” to drop their Revolutionary War muskets during their performance Sunday at the Tony Awards.

The musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton will instead pantomime the use of the rifles, according to a show’s spokesman.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and creator of “Hamilton” tweeted a rainbow-colored heart with “Orlando” written beneath it.

Rory O’Malley, who plays King George in the show, tweeted: “The theatre is our church and we all need church tonight.”

The Tony Awards will air live on CBS North Carolina at 8 p.m.

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