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'Hamilton' Names New Cast Members Ahead of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Last Show

By Heidi Patalano | July 7, 2016 11:23am
 Lin-Manuel Miranda on stage as Hamilton
Lin-Manuel Miranda on stage as Hamilton
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The beloved Lin-Manuel Miranda will perform the titular role in his Pulitzer Prize-winning musical for the last time on Saturday. 

Devoted fans already know that Miranda's longtime understudy Javier Munoz will take over his role, but the Hollywood Reporter wrote on Wednesday that a few other changes to the cast are also coming.

Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will be performing the joint-lead role of Aaron Burr, replacing Leslie Odom Jr. whose last performance will also be on Saturday.

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Lexi Lawson will take the role of Eliza, which had previously been inhabited by Phillipa Soo.

The new title-role understudy will be taken by Michael Luwoye. He will play the role of "Hamilton" once a week, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

As salve for the gaping wound left by Lin-Manuel Miranda's absence, check out his last performance for fans waiting in line for the "Hamilton" ticket lottery on Wednesday.


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