Lin-Manuel Miranda is rumoured to be on the verge of announcing his final dates as one of the original founding fathers of the USA, Alexander Hamilton.
The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week wrote that the writer and protagonist of Hamilton, the record-breaking play with the impossible-to-find tickets, was getting ready to step out of the shoes of Alexander Hamilton on 9 July.
Miranda has won a Grammy, a Pulitzer, and Hamilton has been nominated for 12 Tony awards, more awards than any other theatre production in history.
Hamilton, which has been an astonishing run-away success since it first premiered in January 2015 at the Richard Rogers theatre in Broadway, New York, has, to this point, made $1.9 million.
Miranda has remained in the lead role despite the intensity of the run and despite the fact that it is unusual for a lead actor to not move out of a role like this one after a shorter period of time, given the intensity of its demands.
His understudy Javier Munoz, who already plays Hamilton in every Sunday’s performance, is said to be the front runner to take over the nightly lead.
If rumours are to be believed, Miranda is considering performing his last Hamilton in a month’s time.