The magazine cites unnamed “confidants” as sources for the report, and quoted a statement from the producers saying they had “no comment.” A Playbill.com request for clarification from the producers was not immediately answered. Miranda's personal representative told Playbill, ”There is nothing to confirm at this time.“
Miranda has been playing the role since January 2015 with a respite in early summer 2015 when the show was transferring from the Public Theater to the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
Contracts for the entire original cast reportedly run out on the same date. The Hollywood Reporter also indicated that other original cast members will leave as well unless they get raises in their new contracts.
Miranda, whose picture is on this week's cover of Rolling Stone magazine, has been going non-stop offstage as well as on. In addition to numerous TV appearances and work on a Hamilton Mixtape album of songs from his show sung by other artists, he has been writing music for the animated Disney film musical Moana, which opens this fall. It was recently announced that he will co-star with Emily Blunt in another Disney project, a sequel to Mary Poppins called Mary Poppins Returns.
It was also reported that The Weinstein Co. has decided to move ahead with a long-delayed film adaptation of Miranda's Tony-winning musical In the Heights.