HAMILTON Principal Cast Replacements

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:28pm

Figured we're getting to closer to the point where we're going to find out whether principal members are extending or not, and rather than have a thousand individual threads each time someone leaves, we could condense it all to here.

For starters, it's rumored (and not surprising) that Javier will take over for Lin full-time: https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Will-Javier-Munoz-Take-Over-in-HAMILTON-When-Lin-Manuel-Miranda-Departs-in-July-20160506

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:29pm

Javi took over for Lin in HEIGHTS, I don't see why he wouldn't do it again.

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:29pm

What is with BWW citing Heat Street so much?!

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:33pm

What is it with BWW in general? What is Heat Street, even?

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:37pm

Haven't seen Javi in the role myself, but have only seen good reports about him so this is probably a sensible idea.

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:38pm

neonlightsxo said: "What is it with BWW in general? What is Heat Street, even?"

http://variety.com/2016/digital/global/news-corp-conservative-website-heat-street-1201708107/

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 2:56pm

That's even weirder than I expected.

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 3:19pm

It seems everything is speculation at this point, do we know when exactly the principle cast will take their final bow? I know the previews started 7/13/15. If they leave exactly a year, then the cast will leave around 7/10/16 since this is a Sunday Show.  Everyone is suggesting they will leave in July and some say the end of July. 

Reason why I am asking is I am sitting on tickets for 7/23/16, and I really want to see LMM and Leslie one last time. 

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 3:23pm

It will likely be before 7/23. That seems very late in the month.

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 3:24pm

neonlightsxo said: "It will likely be before 7/23. That seems very late in the month.

 

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That's what I am thinking unfortunately.

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Posted: 5/6/16 at 10:18pm
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Posted: 5/6/16 at 11:16pm

I wish they would get someone like Anika Noni Rose to do Angelica after Renee leaves 

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 3:59am

I can't imagine that everyone is going to leave at the exact same time. Some we know are leaving (Leslie, Renee), some will almost certainly depart (Daveed, Chris) around the same time, but not everyone at once. I wouldn't be surprised if Philippa stayed another few months and I imagine a few (Anthony, Oak, Jasmine maybe) will stick around longer.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 4:11am

We know that Leslie and Renee are leaving? I don't remember seeing a press release about them leaving? (can someone post a link if I missed it)

"I wish they would get someone like Anika Noni Rose to do Angelica after Renee leaves." I would die for Karen Olivo to return to Broadway to play Angelica.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 4:30am

Karen Olivo is great. I keep my bookmark of the ITH concert on youtube timestamped to the moment when she sings "no" 27 times.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 4:54am

LizzieCurry said: "For what it's worth:

http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat_new/d.php?id=2332770
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Hmm, that's strange because when it was announced they said that he wasn't expected to be in the cast.

I guess he could have changed his mind.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 4:54am

LizzieCurry said: "For what it's worth:

http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat_new/d.php?id=2332770
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Hmm, that's strange because when it was announced they said that he wasn't expected to be in the cast.

I guess he could have changed his mind.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 8:13am

gypsy101 said: "We know that Leslie and Renee are leaving? I don't remember seeing a press release about them leaving? (can someone post a link if I missed it)"

Leslie confirmed he was leaving in an interview to focus on his music career. 

I haven't heard anything about Renee though.

 

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 9:40am

A recent interview with LMM SAID he's getting it on its feet with casting and such, not that he's performing on the Chicago run.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 11:38am

That's actually super disappointing that Lin, Leslie, Renee, and Jon Groff will all definitely be gone by July. I hope everyone else stays a little longer. HAMILTON Principal Cast Replacements

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 11:41am

Is it possible Renee would extend if she gets the tony?

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 11:42am

TerrenceIsTheMann said: "That's actually super disappointing that Lin, Leslie, Renee, and Jon Groff will all definitely be gone by July. I hope everyone else stays a little longer."

Uh, hate to say it, but I know one person in that list who definitely won't be staying longer than July. In fact, he won't even be on this week. And hasn't been for the past few weeks.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 1:48pm

lol it's Jonathan Groff. which I'm still super disappointed in since I'm seeing the show in 6 weeks and he won't be there.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 1:58pm

Maybe I'm cynical but it honestly wouldn't surprise me if they all left in July. They will have been doing the show for 18 months with a 5 week break, if they signed another contract it'd be 2 and a half years instead of the usual 2 years when a person renews.

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Posted: 5/7/16 at 4:19pm

Did Renée ever officially announce that she was leaving? How do we know she is?