The New Yorker Festival 2015 - Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks With Rebecca MeadTwo of the biggest sensations in pop culture right now are coming together — the hotly-anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and the hugely popular Broadway musical "Hamilton."

On "The Tonight Show," director J.J. Abrams revealed that "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote new music for a cantina scene in "Force Awakens." It happened after Abrams met Miranda after a performance of the Broadway show.

"He says, 'If you need music for the cantina, I'll write it,'" Abrams said. Little did MIranda know that Abrams did, in fact, need new music for the cantina!

"I end up emailing Lin Miranda, and I say, 'I know you were kidding, but if you actually want to write this music, I'm actually working on something,'" Abrams explained. "He's like, 'I'll drop everything.'"

The normally spoiler-averse Abrams pointed out that nobody knew about MIranda's involvement. And even the "Hamilton" creator didn't know the director planned to reveal his role. But Miranda confirmed the news on Twitter:
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