Feb. 5 (UPI) — The game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots may be the main event at Sunday’s Super Bowl, but there will be plenty of musical entertainment, as well.
Three original cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton” will sing “America the Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl LI pregame festivities at NRG Stadium in Houston.
The performance by Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones and Phillipa Soo — who played the Schuyler Sisters in the Broadway phenomenon — will be televised live on Fox prior to kickoff.
Country music star Luke Bryan is scheduled to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the beginning of the game and pop-music sensation Lady Gaga will headline the program’s highly anticipated halftime show.
“I don’t wanna give away what songs I am singing, but we went through my whole career and chose songs that fans and football fans would enjoy,” Gaga said at a press conference last week, noting that it would be a “tremendously athletic show.”
“I am going to have to say that the preparation for this show is the show business version of the athlete,” she continued. “Myself and my dancers have been training for months for this.”