It seemed like the whole world was crying purple tears yesterday, after news broke that Prince—the man, the legend, the dancer, the dance lover—had died at just 57 years old. But moving as all the heartfelt tributes were, in a way they weren't in keeping with Prince's own joyful, sexy, irrepressible spirit. He wouldn't have wanted us to cry. He would've wanted us to honor his legacy by putting on our ruffliest shirts, applying some serious eyeliner and PARTYING LIKE IT'S 1999.

Which is why the Hamilton cast's Prince tribute last night was so perfect.

At the end of their performance—rather than, say, asking for a mournful moment of silence—they had a full-blown singalong dance party to the iconic "Let's Go Crazy":

And since the Hamilton ensemble includes many of the most talented movers on Broadway right now, you know the dancing itself was on point, just as Prince would've wanted it to be. (Thank you, Ephraim Sykes, for busting out his signature drop-split.)

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Prince forever. ????

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