When offered a chance to save his soul at a Texas church this past weekend, Alexander Hamilton did not throw away his shot.
During a slightly adapted production of the hit musical Hamilton at The Door Church, a large, diverse congregation, the main character bowed his head, closed his eyes and gave his life to Jesus.
“What is a legacy?” the actor playing Hamilton said, according to a recording of the show obtained by Religion News Service. “It’s knowing you repented and accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ that sets men free.”
There was just one problem. The church did not have the rights to perform Hamilton or post videos from a performance online.
“Hamilton does not grant amateur or professional licenses for any stage productions and did not grant one to The Door Church,” a spokesperson for the musical told RNS in an email.
After learning about the unauthorized performance on social media, the producers of Hamilton sent a cease-and-desist letter to the church,…