On December 1st, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer and Rob Marshall were on the East Coast to take part in The Contenders New York presented by Deadline.
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The megazine shared a short report of the panel, below you can read the part about Miranda.
Hamilton Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda who plays lamplighter Jack, a variation on (but a different character) Dick Van Dyke’s Bert in the original movie, said that by the time cameras rolled, “we were a company just like Hamilton.” On the first day of production Blunt and Miranda were handed a hat and a cane for a dance number involving hand-drawn animated penguins, and that in and of itself speaks to Marshall’s point of harking back to the original.
[EDIT] In Gallery you can find a portrait taken during the event!