“Hamilton” star Lin-Manuel Miranda has set a date for his final bow in the hit Broadway show he created.
The actor/rapper’s last performance will be July 9, a person from Miranda’s camp confirmed to TheWrap. After that, he’ll be pursuing other opportunities — and he has plenty of those rolling in from Hollywood.
Currently, Miranda is in post-production on “Speech & Debate” and gearing up to star in “Mary Poppins Returns,” which is slated for 2018. In that movie, he’ll star opposite Emily Blunt, who will play Poppins.
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Miranda’s final stage date.
“Hamilton” has proven to not only be a Broadway game-changer and dominant Tony Award property — the musical has been nominated for 16 this year — but it has also quite clearly caught the eye of major media execs, as almost every broadcast network adopted the show’s format for their recent respective upfronts presentations in New York City. Some spoofed it with their own talent, while others borrowed actual cast members to entertain the audience.
We can’t even imagine how much those July 9 tickets will be going for on the secondary markets.
Here’s the official “Hamilton” description — in case any readers have been living under a rock:
Lin-Manuel Miranda takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on the new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, a loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal, to the Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Eliza Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton’s lifelong friend/foil Aaron Burr all make their mark in this astonishing new musical exploration of a political mastermind.