Hamilton OBC

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 8:31am

Okay I am really sorry to be that person yet again. How long is the original cast of Hamilton contracted to be in the show? I have tickets for next January and am curious about what my odds are to see a mostly intact original cast.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 8:33am

Odds are not EVERYONE will be there. Some may extend but I wouldn't count on seeing everybody out of Lin, Leslie, Philippa, Renee, Jonathan, Christopher, Daveed, etc.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 9:18am

Impossible to  predict.  Until either a departure date or news of a new contract is made public, any comments that could be made are purely speculation.

 

Next Jan....I wouldn't expect too many of the original leads to still be around. But, truly, the star is the show.

 

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 9:45am

What about the last of June/first of July?  When would expect the first OBC departures?  I read somewhere on here it was thought mid-July, but again all may be speculation.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 10:09am

Some ensemble members are already different. I doubt Lin will stay past July. He has Mona to work on and he seems exhausted.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 10:32am

So, if the entire cast signed one-year contracts, they would be due to leave around mid-to-late June. But it seems, of course, ridiculous to hit the Tonys in early June, pick up a number of statues, and then leave. My prediction is that most of the cast will extend through the summer, and we'll see a number of departures around Labor Day weekend, with the remaining original members out by New Year's. That's just my theory. 

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 10:32am

The only thing we can go on is past behavior, whereby Lin left In The Heights after his contracted one year, which also won Best Musical.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 10:35am

Moonlightmoonshiner said: "Okay I am really sorry to be that person yet again. How long is the original cast of Hamilton contracted to be in the show?"

 

You've already missed them. The entire OBC isn't intact anymore.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 11:47am

Emmy Raver-Lampman is moving to SpongeBob in May/June.

Updated On: 3/12/16 at 11:47 AM
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Posted: 3/12/16 at 1:12pm

Betsy Struxness OBC left this week.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 1:16pm

I can't wait to see what he does with Moana.

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 3:03pm

No date for when this starts filming, but Jonathan has been cast in a new TV series.

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/03/10/jonathan-groff-to-star-in-netflix-series-mindhunter/

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 3:14pm

For me, when Leslie Odom leaves, I will lose interest in the show.  I can't imagine Hamilton without Leslie.  

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 3:15pm

SingMeToSleep said: "No date for when this starts filming, but Jonathan has been cast in a new TV series.

 

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2016/03/10/jonathan-groff-to-star-in-netflix-series-mindhunter/

 

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Wonder if Rannells will return.  

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 5:46pm

Groff has said previously his contract is up in July

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 6:47pm

dreamer92 said: "Betsy Struxness OBC left this week.

 

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I didn't realize she left already. She was a highlight when I saw it in January and was out when I saw it a few weeks ago. Does she have anything else lined up?

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Posted: 3/12/16 at 10:08pm

gypsy101 said: "Groff has said previously his contract is up in July

 

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Dumb question.  Previews started July 13th and opening night was August 7.  

 

I assume contracts run from the first day of previews. Any chance the contracts start on opening night? 

 

 I have tickets 7/23 and starting to get nervous.  

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Posted: 3/13/16 at 5:00pm

n2nbaby said: "dreamer92 said: "Betsy Struxness OBC left this week.

 

 

 

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I didn't realize she left already. She was a highlight when I saw it in January and was out when I saw it a few weeks ago. Does she have anything else lined up?

 

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I have no clue lol

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Posted: 3/13/16 at 5:23pm

Dave13 said: "gypsy101 said: "Groff has said previously his contract is up in July

 

 

 

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Dumb question.  Previews started July 13th and opening night was August 7.  

 

 

 

I assume contracts run from the first day of previews. Any chance the contracts start on opening night? 

 

 

 

 I have tickets 7/23 and starting to get nervous.  

 

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Not sure how it works on Broadway. In the West End; it's from the first day of rehearsal. 

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Posted: 3/13/16 at 6:49pm

Dave13 said: "gypsy101 said: "Groff has said previously his contract is up in July

 

 

 

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Dumb question.  Previews started July 13th and opening night was August 7.  

 

 

 

I assume contracts run from the first day of previews. Any chance the contracts start on opening night? 

 

 

 

 I have tickets 7/23 and starting to get nervous.  

 

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Groff has a concert on Saturday, July 16th at 8pm so my guess is he will already be out of Hamilton by then. 

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Posted: 3/13/16 at 7:28pm

I may be wrong but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I think when someone says they want to see the Original Broadway Cast they are referring to those that are in leading roles.

 

FYI: I am in no way trying to diminish the importance of anyone that is or has been part of the ensemble.

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Posted: 3/13/16 at 7:34pm

I agree CarlosAlberto. While I have 110% respect for everyone in the company of Broadway shows, when I think someone says they want to see the OBC I certainly would assume moreso in terms of leads. While ensemble members are the backbone of musicals, in all honesty a lot could be interchangeable in terms of their impression on the audience only because they don't have much speaking lines and don't affect the story as much as the leads. Everyone does altogether fuse in unison to create a great performance, though.

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Posted: 3/13/16 at 7:41pm

I hope the OBC has been filmed for a DVD somewhere down the road.

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Posted: 3/14/16 at 2:27am

sueb1863 said: "I hope the OBC has been filmed for a DVD somewhere down the road.

 

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I hope so to, but I have never seen it reported anywhere. If they filmed it, they would/should have had an audience, so it is not something easily kept a secret. 

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Posted: 3/14/16 at 2:29am

swanjewel said: " Groff has a concert on Saturday, July 16th at 8pm so my guess is he will already be out of Hamilton by then.    "  

 

Sadly, if that is the case, the July 13th date seems to be the end of the one year contracts. I suspect with the buzz Hamilton has received, I wouldn't be surprised if a good portion of the cast already has something else lined up. 

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Updated On: 3/14/16 at 02:29 AM



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