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Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda cuts off ponytail after final performance

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Actor Lin Manuel Miranda greets spectators after taking part in his last performance with Hamilton in New York

A Chicago production of the show, which won 11 Tony awards last month, is set to debut in the fall, while a touring production will kick off in 2017 before moving to Los Angeles.

As was recently announced, today will also mark the first performances for Lexi Lawson (In the Heights national tour), who replaces Tony nominee Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, and Michael Luwoye (Invisible Thread), who will step into Muñoz’s role as Hamilton alternate.

Lin-Manuel Miranda ended his run in “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Saturday night. Miranda’s cited The West Wing as inspiration for Hamilton, at least in part; knowing that, it’s hard to imagine a better goodbye to the man who stood at the center of it all.

Miranda’s next move will be preparing for his film role in the sequel to Mary Poppins; he’ll play a lamplighter named Jack. “It’s such a happening”, Miller said outside of Saturday’s matinee show.

Across the street from the theater, Avalon Hester, a high-school student who flew in for the show from Seattle with her mother, intently filled in her large oil painting of Mr. Miranda, working to finish in time for the 8 p.m. curtain.

Of course, you won’t have to wait that long to see him.

Reportedly Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Spike Lee and US Secretary of State John Kerry were among those in attendance.

“It was so emotional – the words, the music, the actors, the triumph”, said J. Lo.

Several cast members also celebrated the night by taking shots out of their Grammy awards.

Fans came from as far as Florida and California to catch Miranda’s final performance.

On Friday, Miranda also released a new single “Love Made the World Go Round” in honor of the Orlando shooting victims.

NanoNews.org

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