NEW YORK (AP) — The news that no die-hard “Hamilton” fan — or anyone who hasn’t seen the Broadway smash yet — wants to hear has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving the show.
Miranda said Thursday his last performance will be July 9.
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Miranda has lined up plenty of work after he leaves. He has a lead role opposite Emily Blunt in a film sequel of “Mary Poppins” and will help turn his musical “In the Heights” into a movie.
“Hamilton” has burst through the Broadway bubble like few shows. It has been praised by politicians and rap stars, influenced the debate over the nation’s currency and become a cultural phenomenon. On Sunday, it won 11 Tony Awards, including best new musical, best book and best score.
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