THE LOOP — "Hamilton" fans hoping show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda would perform in Chicago might have missed their shot.
After tweeting in January that he would play a show at PrivateBank Theatre in honor of Chicago-based Puerto Rican activist Oscar López Rivera, Miranda now says through a "Hamilton" spokesman that he has "no current plans" to perform here.
Musical observers believed Miranda would appear at the Loop theater in late August, when Rivera previously told WBEZ that he planned to see the Grammy/Tony/Pulitzer-winning actor and composer perform "Hamilton" with the show's Chicago cast.
Y @MMViverito, when you talk to Don Oscar, díle I've got a show for him in Chicago. It'll be my honor to play Hamilton the night he goes.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 17, 2017
Miranda left the original Broadway run of "Hamilton" last year after growing the show into a phenomenon that has won myriad awards and garnered praise from the likes of President Barack Obama and Beyoncé.
Miranda had announced that he would play Alexander Hamilton one more time in honor of Rivera, a controversial activist from Humboldt Park whose prison sentence was commuted in January by Obama.
Rivera did not immediately return a message seeking comment left with Jan Susler, his lawyer.
Broadway in Chicago announced Wednesday that "Hamilton" will extend its Chicago run through April 28 at the PrivateBank Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. The new tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday.