‘Hamilton’ Star Lin-Manuel Miranda To Leave Show July 9

Lin Manuel Miranda at Tony Awards

Lin-Manuel Miranda accepts the award for best original score for “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

THEATER DISTRICT, New York — The news that no die-hard “Hamilton” fan – or anyone who hasn’t see the Broadway smash yet – has arrived: Lin-Manuel Miranda, its creator and star, is leaving his show.

Miranda said Thursday his last performance will be July 9.

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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