James Corden's Carpool Karaoke Gets The Broadway Treatment

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Navigating the streets of New York City isn't easy, especially if it's your first time.

Fortunately for comedian James Corden, a few local legends were close by to guide him on his way. In search of The Beacon theatre, where he will host the 70th annual Tony Awards this Sunday, the "Late Late Show" host drove his now famous SUV along Broadway with "Hamilton" star and creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

After rapping through "Hamilton's" insanely speedy "Guns and Ships" lyrics, the British actor and Pulitzer Prize winning composer picked up a few more Broadway friends including six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and "30 Rock" alum Jane Krakowski — taking the sing-along session from good to great.

Check out the video above to hear the five stars sing along to some of Broadway's biggest hits, including "Rent's" "Seasons of Love," "Jersey Boys'" "You're Just Too Good to Be True" and an epic rendition of "Les Misérables'" "One Day More."

Prior to airing the epic edition of "Carpool Karaoke" Corden sat down with radio host Howard Stern revealing he struggled to book stars for the segment.

"If you imagine an artist, just think of any artist in the world, they said no to it. I mean, everyone," he confessed. Eventually the talk show host was able to book famed diva Mariah Carey, but there was a catch. "She came out and said, 'Oh, I'm not singing today,' and she went, 'We'll just drive around and have a chat,'" Corden explained laughing.

Taking a chance he went with it, planning to sing to the songstress hoping she would chime in. Fortunately, she did, kicking off the now beloved series.

Who was your favourite "Carpool Karaoke" guest? Let us know in the comments below.

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