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Hamilton Will Be Filmed Before Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Departure; Javier Muñoz Will Officially Replace Him

Javier Muñoz and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has confirmed that he will be stepping away from Hamilton on July 9, but he also offered a spoonful of sugar to help the bitter news go down: The Broadway production will film two performances with the original cast before Miranda leaves the show.

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Though Miranda has warned that a Hollywood version of Hamilton is still probably decades away, the fact that there will be footage of the stage production out there is a comfort to anyone who doesn’t have tens of thousands of dollars on hand to catch Miranda in the role before he departs. Miranda took the time to congratulate his alternate, the excellent Javier Muñoz, who will be taking over the role of Alexander Hamilton. Muñoz already performs the role twice a week and had previously replaced Miranda in In the Heights.

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And Miranda himself promises that he’ll be back:

It’s a good day to be a Hamilton fan.

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