By Tyler Aquilina
June 27, 2020 at 04:02 PM EDT
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What do you do when you can't be in the room where it happens together? Well, you make it happen in all your individual rooms.

The original Broadway cast of Hamilton reunited — virtually, of course — to perform "Helpless" as part of Global Citizen's Global Goal: Unite for Our Future concert special. Joining them were Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, who provided musical accompaniment with household instruments (and some regular instruments) for the romantic bop.

Phillipa Soo takes the lead as Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, with creator-star Lin-Manuel Miranda dropping in for his rap section, and other original cast members including Renee Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr., and Daveed Diggs popping up along the way (the latter for a very inspired "boom").

A filmed version of Hamilton will arrive on Disney+ on July 3, finally giving those who couldn't score tickets (most of us, in other words) the opportunity to see the original cast perform the smash-hit musical. In the meantime, the Global Goal special will air Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, hosted by Dwayne Johnson and featuring performances by Shakira, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, Miley Cyrus, and more.

You can watch the full performance of "Helpless" above.

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