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TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Taking Part In Filming; Began Sunday


As reported by BroadwayWorld, Leslie Odom, Jr. who won a 2016 Tony Award for his portrayal of Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning smash HAMILTON, had previously expressed uncertainly about whether or not he'd be taking part in the filming of the original Broadway company.

However, as revealed by excited fans on social media, the filming began at yesterday afternoon's performance and as revealed by Odom himself, he was a part of it. Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who normally does not perform Sunday matinees was there to play the title role. Odom and Miranda, along with Tony-nominee Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Hamilton, will be leaving the show after the July 9th performance.

Odom's tweet also mentions a date for the release party for his debut solo album, titled "Leslie Odom, Jr."

A fan mentions that Rory O'Malley played King George yesterday, but Lin-Manuel Miranda has confirmed that Jonathan Groff will be a part of the film, which, according to signage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, continues shooting on Tuesday.

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

HAMILTON's creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award Winning Best Musical In The Heights.

HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA.

The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

The Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide. The Hamilton recording received a 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album.

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