By Ned Ehrbar

NEW YORK, NY (CBS NEWS) – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams made his Broadway singing debut Wednesday — sort of.

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To celebrate May the 4th, the unofficial Star Wars day of celebration, Abrams joined “Hamilton” impresario Lin-Manuel Miranda outside the theater for its weekly #Ham4Ham performance for fans of the show waiting in line in hopes of winning tickets to the Broadway smash hit.

Together, they performed a song Miranda had written for Abrams’ “Star Wars” film, “Jabba Flow,” after Abrams discussed how the song came to be in the film after first meeting Miranda following a “Hamilton” performance.

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“He, as a joke, said, ‘If you need music for the Cantina, I’m your guy,'” Abrams said. “And I said, ‘You’re not going to believe this, I need music for the Cantina.'”


Abrams and Miranda also revealed that in honor of the special day, the song is available to stream on or download on iTunes.

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