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TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Abdicated King, Jonathan Groff, Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens

"The King is dead, long live the King," is the traditional proclamation used in England when reigning monarchs, usually upon their demise, are replaced.

But then, Lin-Manual Miranda's Broadway smash HAMILTON is an American musical, so things are done a little differently.

When Jonathan Groff replaced Brian d'Arcy James as King George during the musical's Off-Broadway run, it was more like "The King is starting rehearsals to star on Broadway in SOMETHING ROTTEN!, long live the King.

Now, with Rory O'Malley prepared to take his first swing with the scepter at tonight's 7pm performance, those with enough breath are proclaiming, "The King must begin filming the lead role in David Fincher's new drama series for Netflix, "Mindhunter," long live the King."

Adorned as he once was by his royal robes, Jonathan Groff is the latest subject in HAMILTON's series of portraits taken by photographer Josh Lehrer using his 1839 lens.

Previous subjects for vintage Hamilton portraits include Ephraim Sykes as a wartime revolutionary (click here), Sydney Harcourt as James Reynolds (click here), Emmy Raver-Lampman as a wartime revolutionary (click here), Morgan Marcell as a wartime revolutionary (click here), Jasmine Cephas Jones as Maria Reynolds (click here) Carleigh Bettiol as a wartime revolutionary (click here), Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton (click here), Daveed Diggs asThomas Jefferson (click here), Andrew Rannells as King George III (click here), Christopher Jacksonas George Washington (click here), Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr(click here), Renee Elise Goldsberryas Angelica Schuyler (click here), Anthony Ramos as John Laurens (click here), Okieriete Onaodowanas James Madison (click here), Phillipa Soo as Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (click here) and Javier Munoz as Alexander Hamilton (click here).

Good news - Hamilton's digital lottery is officially back for the winter, meaning that fans can enter online daily for a chance to see one of Broadway's biggest hits. Better news - this means that digital #Ham4Ham is back, featuring surprise performances from the cast. Enter in the digital lottery at www.hamiltonbroadway.com/lottery.

The cast of Hamilton is comprised of Lin-Manuel Miranda (Alexander Hamilton), Daveed Diggs(Marquis De Lafayette,Thomas Jefferson), Renée Elise Goldsberry (Angelica Schuyler),Christopher Jackson (George Washington), Rory O'Malley (King George), Jasmine Cephas Jones (Peggy Schuyler, Maria Reynolds), Javier Muñoz (Hamilton alternate), Okieriete Onaodowan (Hercules Mulligan, James Madison), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Aaron Burr), Anthony Ramos (John Laurens, Philip Hamilton) and Phillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton).

From bastard orphan to Washington's right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country's first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, Hamilton is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelongHamiltonfriend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America's fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we've become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.

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