Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dwayne Johnson had so much fun working together on Disney’s “Moana” that they decided to combine their talents on another project: “Millennials: The Musical.” The handsome and talented producers, as they call themselves, shared the first sneak peek of the Broadway production in a mockumentary released on The Rock’s YouTube page.
“Theater is a beautiful, living, breathing thing. To tread the boards is a duty and a blessing,” Miranda says in the “Making of The Musical” video. The Rock followed up saying, “As long as you don’t f**k it up.”
While they may have full schedules, the actors couldn’t pass up the opportunity to produce something they were very passionate about.
“Obviously Dwayne and I are very busy in our respective fields,” Miranda continued. Johnson added, “We have a team of scientists looking into slowing the rotation of the earth so we can film an extra movie when we’re ready. We’re serious about that.”
In the eight-minute mockumentary, the duo discuss how the production came together from a 140 character Twitter pitch from millennial Michael Palomar. They also talk about how vital the relationship between the choreographer and the director is, and how Johnson even considered taking on the choreography since he’s “known for his fire moves.”
While the production got off to a rocky start, with the director changing the entire show days before the premiere, a “showmance” that almost ruined everything and wonky dance moves, it looks like everything will turn out just fine. Right?
“The night before opening night it always feels like you’re on the precipice of doom,” the “Hamilton” star said. “But then every time, like a miracle it always comes together.”
“Millennials: The Musical” will premiere on Tuesday, November 29 on The Rock’s YouTube page.
Check out the hilarious video below.