It’s a sad face emoji day for die-hard Hamilton fans. Creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will be leaving Hamilton, taking his final bow July 9 — but as they say, the exorbitantly priced show will really actually go on.
Miranda has been the real draw for the iconic cultural phenomenon given that its off-Broadway inception in 2015, but fret not: the Pulitzer-prize winner plans to pop his head in every single now and then (you’ll just have to be a fortunate audience member that night, I guess). Alexander Hamilton’s understudy, Javier Munoz, will be taking to the stage in his spot seven days a week beginning July 11. If he tickled your fancy as Miranda’s replacement in In The Heights, the switcheroo shouldn’t drastically alter the nature of the show.
“If something, it is individual,” Munoz told The Associated Press. “We’re losing our guy, proper? Our pal, the guy we adore, is not going to be in the creating as typically. It’s like camp. You get to the end of summer and you turn into pen pals.” On top of its widespread praise from celebrities and politicians alike, the production took home 11 Tony awards final Sunday for greatest musical, ideal book, and the list goes on and on and on. Beyond the accolades, the show promotes discussions surrounding racial diversity and inclusion, portraying racial minorities as the country’s Founding Fathers.
If seeing Miranda front and center in the production created the prime of your bucket list, PBS announced they will be releasing a behind-the-scenes documentary called “Hamilton’s America.” The New York City-primarily based Puerto Rican is employing component of his time away from the show to push for the strength of the Puerto Rican dollar and is urging Latinos to vote in this election. Offered the horrific premise of this week’s mass shooting in Orlando largely targeting the Latino gay community, it is all the much more essential for minorities to use their voices, and use them loudly (but at the exact same time, it’s not victims’ responsibility to maintain themselves safe, it is our collective duty to not carry out hate crimes).
It’s shows like this that broaden our horizons, putting rap culture on the map. The cast is a microcosm for America itself. Lord knows seeing ourselves in the media we consume is therapeutic, making us one step closer to this elusive planet peace we speak so fondly of.
He’ll also seem opposite Emily Blunt as the lead of a Mary Poppins sequel slated for Christmas 2018, so look out for that.