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'Hamilton' Cast to Register Voters Outside Theater

Leslie Odom Jr., from left, Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson appear at the curtain call following the opening night performance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The cast of hit musical “Hamilton: An American Musical” will be registering people to vote this week outside the Richard Rogers Theatre in Manhattan.

“I’m just like my country,” Hamilton says on stage. “I’m young, scrappy and hungry, and I am not throwing away my shot.”

The registration drive will feature national registration forms so tourists and vacationers from all 50 states  can register to vote in the 2016 presidential election.

UNITED STATES - MARCH 15: From left, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Grammy award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda of the Broadway show Hamilton, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) participate in the news conference to announce a new push to address the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

UNITED STATES – MARCH 15: From left, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Grammy award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda of the Broadway show Hamilton, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) participate in the news conference to announce a new push to address the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
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The drive will take place outside the Rogers Theater at W. 46th St. on Wednesday and Saturday between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Cast volunteers for the registration drive were trained by the Hispanic Federation, which the New York Daily News describes as “a community service organization.”

Actor Daveed Diggs, right, watches as actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, hugs First Lady Michelle Obama during an event with the cast of the Broadway play "Hamilton" in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Monday, March 14, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Actor Daveed Diggs, right, watches as actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, left, hugs First Lady Michelle Obama during an event with the cast of the Broadway play “Hamilton” in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Monday, March 14, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The chair of the Hispanic Federation Board of Directors is Ramon J. Pineda of the Univision Television Group. The board of directors include members from Verizon, Telemundo, Nielsen, and Comcast companies.