TEXAS — A church located in South Texas last week staged multiple unauthorized performances of the Tony-winning “Hamilton” musical, prompting a cease-and-desist letter from the show’s producers. Now, the show’s creator is speaking out.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote “Hamilton” and starred as the title character in the show’s original run, took to Twitter to condemn the production Wednesday, calling it “illegal” and “unauthorized.” He said it was time for lawyers to “do their work.”

The Door, which is a church located in McAllen, Texas, performed the show Aug. 5 and 6.

The Dramatists Guild – a national association of theater writers – also condemned the production, saying it is wrong for theatrical organizations to perform an author’s work without permission or a license, and even more so when lyrics are changed and texts are added.

The guild further called the church’s performance “brazen infringement” on Miranda’s musical and a “problematic pattern,” adding that “no organization, professional, amateur, or religious is exempt from these laws.”

According to CNN, The Door’s performance of the musical veered away from the original and included references to Jesus and Christianity.

Miranda, in response to the guild’s support, expressed his appreciation via Twitter: “Always grateful to the Dramatists Guild, who have the backs of writers everywhere, be it your first play or your fiftieth.”

“Hamilton” tells the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and premiered off-Broadway in 2015. It received a record-breaking 16 nominations and won 22 awards at the 70th Tony Awards. It is now regularly performed by touring companies.