Industry folks and diehard fans of the megasmash musical Hamilton knew the day would come, but they didn’t want to admit it. Those who bought tickets way in advance but aren’t seeing it until this week—or sometime in December—may have been shocked to learn: Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final bow in his own landmark musical on Saturday night. As reported last week, original stars Miranda, Philippa Soo and Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. all left the production Saturday, to be replaced tonight by Javier Muñoz, Lexi Lawson and Brandon Victor Dixon, respectively. Here are the best fan videos taken from the audience and outside the theater.
First, some backstage love for Lin-Manuel, who receives a special farewell gift.
Here it is: Lin-Manuel's final bow.
And here he is atop the Richard Rodgers Theatre marquee, waving to fans:
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