It has been speculated that Hamilton writer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda will depart his hit musical July 9; in the Tony Awards press room, he told media that he will definitely depart this summer, but did not specify a date.
Miranda joked to the press that, because Alexander Hamilton is a role he will not quickly age out of, audiences will get sick of seeing him as the show’s star. He added, “I intend to drop in on this thing,” saying that he plans to drop in “over and over again.”
It is anticipated that Miranda will transfer with the production when it arrives in the West End, though no official announcement has been made. Fresh from its 11 Tony Award wins, Hamilton confirmed June 13 that it will open in the West End October 2017 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, following and extensive multi-million pound refurbishment to the venue.
In August 2015, Miranda spoke of Hamilton’s West End bow in an interview with London’s Evening Standard, saying, “We’re hoping it will happen sooner rather than later. My wife is always trying to get me to other countries so I would be honoured to open the show in London.”
After Hamilton’s Tony wins, the producers and creatives declined to talk about when its actors would depart the production, but said that announcements would be made in the near future.
Hamilton took home 11 Tony Awards at this year’s ceremony. Click here to read more.