Lin-Manuel Miranda To Leave Broadway Hit ‘Hamilton’
Miranda will take his last bow as Alexander Hamilton on July 9, when his contract with the production company—which he has declined to renew—ends.
The 36-year-old is the creator and songwriter of the hit show. The musical reportedly rakes in $500,000 per week.
Miranda may no longer perform eight shows per week with his cast, but still boasts a full plate of upcoming projects.
He will join the cast of “Mary Poppins Returns” as Jack, a streetlamp lighter. The revival is directed by Rob Marshall and will also include Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.
“The iconic original film means so much to me personally,” Marshall said in a statement. “I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation.”
In addition, reports have stated Miranda will contribute to the music of Disney’s “Moana,” an upcoming film that’s centered around a Hawaiian princess as she embarks on an adventure across the ocean. Miranda will serve as a songwriter.
“I can’t wait for you to meet Moana,” Miranda tweeted earlier this year.
I can’t wait for you to meet Moana. https://t.co/viKx8hC8oU
There is more—James Corden will hold a special Broadway edition of Carpool Karaoke that will include Miranda and several other Broadway stars. Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jane Krakowski will join Miranda for the taping that will take place on June 6.
Until then watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton at this year’s 70th annual Tony Awards taking place on June 12, where they are nominated for a record-breaking 16 awards.
There are less than fifty shows left until Miranda bids the show goodbye at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Tickets are hard to come by and tickets to his last show are reportedly going for as high as $10,000 each.