'Some Good News' by John Krasinski brings together 'Hamilton' cast to collaborate over video chat

'Some Good News' by John Krasinski brings together 'Hamilton' cast to collaborate over video chat


John Krasinski kept the positive vibes going with another episode of his YouTube series "Some Good News," including a video chat shout to the Patriots, new weatherman Robert De Niro, and a reunited cast of "Hamilton."

Krasinski began the show again this week by highlighting positive news around the world like the story of Robert Kraft receiving masks from China.

“Over 1 million N95 medical masks were delivered on the New England Patriots’ plane,” Krasinski said, before switching tohis Boston accent. “Listen, I know you had something to do with this, Tom Brady, and even though you ripped my heart straight  out of my chest a few weeks ago, by God, you put it right back in with this beautiful act of kindness.”

The episode also featured a Robert De Niro blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo.

“And now for a check on the weather, we go to meteorologist Robert De Niro,” Krasinski said. “Bob, how’s the weather looking?”



“Looks, uh, looks pretty good,” De Niro deadpanned, standing in a nondescript outdoor space.

The show's big surprise came in the second half, when Krasinski introduced the 9-year-old girl named Aubrey, a "Hamilton" superfan who missed her chance because of the coronavirus to see the hit musical.

Not only did Krasinski, accompanied by his wife Emily Blunt, promise to fly Aubrey and her mother to New York to see the Broadway show in the future, he also recruited "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and original cast members such as Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Okieriete Onaodowan, Phillipa Soo, and Christopher Jackson to perform the opening song "Alexander Hamilton" on video chat.

“If you can’t go to ‘Hamilton,’ we’re bringing ‘Hamilton’ to you,” Krasinski said, as the cast finished singing.