One Last Time: Lin-Manual Miranda Sets His Exit From Hamilton

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If you have been following the craze that has been the Broadway show Hamilton you have known this day was coming and have been dreading it.

Hamilton’s writer and lead Lin-Manuel Miranda has, according to The Hollywood Reporter, set his last date to perform as the titular character as July 9th.

Insert the waterworks here over the fact that I, along with thousands of other fans around the world, won’t be able to see him perform live as Alexander Hamilton…not anytime soon anyway.

Miranda has a very, very busy upcoming schedule with the announcement of his first musical, In the Heights, being picked up by the Weinstein Company and his casting in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns alongside Emily Blunt. Not to mention, he also wrote music for Disney’s most upcoming animated film Moana. That hits theatres on November 23rd among many other things.

It is safe to say that Miranda will have no problems finding things to do.

Miranda won’t, unfortunately, be the only one leaving the show as the contracts for many of the original actors are coming to an end and many are already set to be moving on to other projects.

Will this impact the popularity of the show? Definitely not. You know people will still be lining up to get their shot of witnessing history.

The Tony’s are just a week away and Hamilton’s record breaking 16 nominations will be front and centre for fans to see which awards they can manage to snag.

In preparation for the Tony’s Miranda will join Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowski for a special Broadway edition of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden on Monday (June 6) night. 

How epic is that going to be though?

Miranda’s last show is certainly going to be a memorable one and I can tell you right now that there probably won’t be a single dry eye in the theatre when “One Last Time” is performed that night…mostly because just thinking about it is making me all weepy.

Melissa LoParco
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