And you thought getting tickets to “Hamilton” was impossible now.
Lin-Manuel Miranda has reportedly told close friends that he will leave “Hamilton” on July 9 to work on other projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His contract — along with those of many others in the cast — expires on that date.
If true, his exit is not exactly surprising — amid the publicity maelstrom surrounding the show, Miranda has never stopped working on other projects, including writing music for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and was just this week announced to star in a sequel to “Mary Poppins.” He’s even said on Twitter that he’s already got an idea for his next musical, so don’t expect to have a Miranda-less Broadway for very long.
Silver lining aside, that leaves just a little over a month for a chance to see the show with its creator and star in the lead role (except Sundays, which are the domain of his lieutenant, Javier Munoz). So get in line now — and don’t forget the digital lottery — if you want any hope of seeing the show with its original cast.