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Is Lin growing out his hair in preparation to reopen Hamilton?

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Peter Marks tweeted a case to be made that Lin might be growing his hair out in order to star as Hamilton when Broadway eventually reopens. The actor, Ryan Vasquez, who was with the show prior to the shutdown did officially announce he’s not coming back and I think Lin can bring people into the seats, not that Hamilton needs that help.

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I dunno, "man not getting haircut during pandemic" may be all it is.

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That would be pretty exciting!!! That would definitely incite me to return to NYC sooner rather than later.
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LizzieCurry said: "I dunno, "man not getting haircut during pandemic" may be all it is."

I second this. A lot of people haven’t gotten haircuts in a long time. 

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Miguel Cervantes was the principal Hamilton on Broadway prior to the shutdown while Ryan was the standby Hamilton so I don't think Ryan leaving the show plays into the idea of Lin returning to the show. From what I've seen on social media, Miguel has every intention of returning, not to say things couldn't be arranged to have Lin reopen it but I feel like that's unlikely. 

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Yeah. It’s probably not, but I think it’s a sign of things returning a bit back to normal that some are speculating about such things again.
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let's also develop an awareness that one need not grow out their hair to have long hair onstage. I guess it is good that the silly observations about shows are starting up again. yippee.

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Kind of off-topic, but I never understood why Lin felt the need to have long hair for the role in the first place. Many of the Hamiltons don’t and I think he wore a wig for his run in PR (which I also didn’t get the necessity of).

Updated On: 4/29/21 at 03:15 PM
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Men and women wear lace-front wigs on Broadway. No one alters their hair anymore. Heck, even Bernadette Peters has been using wigs on stage for decades that look exactly like her regular hair. Easier having a hair person have it ready in advance and you don’t need to sit for 2 hours having your hair prepped each performance. Lin can have flowing blonde hair if he chooses without having to do anything to his own hair.

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CONFIRMED! Lin wore a lace-front wig as Hamilton.

Is Lin growing out his hair in preparation to reopen Hamilton?

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Lolz. Yup. when he was in PR performing as Hamilton. His hair was real the year he played Hamilton on Broadway. He talked about it extensively in interviews and proudly showed off his haircut 10 minutes after his final performance in New York.

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All this aside, I wouldn’t at all be surprised if he did reopen Hamilton for the first month or so.
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Ticket prices would absolutely skyrocket in that case, and people would be dying to see it again.

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Here I assumed he was growing it out to stunt cast Beetlejuice.

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He can play Gaston in the Beauty & the Beast revival.

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This is a good theory!! The part where he couldn't wait to cut it after leaving because he doesn't like long hair sold me. By now in the pandemic, if he really didn't like long hair he could have gotten it cut or trimmed.

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IAMREADING said: "This is a good theory!! The part where he couldn't wait to cut it after leaving because he doesn't like long hair sold me. By now in the pandemic, if he really didn't like long hair he could have gotten it cut or trimmed."

I mean, I had hair down to my shoulders, and then I cut it for a role and have wore the Quiff hairstyle for almost a decade, and swore on all things holy that I would never grow my hair back out, because of how much easier and lightweight having short hair was. And now I am actually growing it out again. Lol. Not saying the theory isn't true, just pointing out that a person's opinions can change on their hair. Lol 

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Updated On: 4/29/21 at 07:48 PM
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I would say no.

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If Scott Rudin grows a combover during exile are we going to speculate that he's playing Horace in a DOLLY revival?

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Aaaah, the snark has returned. ‘Mercia is back, people!!!!*


* it’s quite possible the snark never left. I’ve largely been MIA on the forum during the pandemic so I probably missed it. So maybe it is a measure of my optimism and improved state of my mind that I’m gradually returning & even celebrating snark. I do wish that this snark had been used to better ends elsewhere like on the WSS thread in reaction to the person recently who said that since they’re Catholic, they don’t see movies about Jewish people. Old BWW forum would have eviscerated the person.
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Didn't he previously state that he wants to reopen HAMILTON in NYC on July 4? Seems all the more possible now.

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^ Not really. We are only about 8 weeks out from July 4th, and they would have announced it by now so people could plan to come to see Hamilton and drop a grand per ticket. I think September is the target considering only 30% of Americans are fully vaccinated and the want is now waning. 

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He comes across as if he does not have a lot of vanity when it comes to his looks. Like he is a theatre geek at heart....My god..just think of the amount of money he must have....

Updated On: 5/1/21 at 10:37 PM
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Word in March from person involved in show was that Ham wanted to re-open during July 4th weekend if at all feasible.  Unless rehearsals start soon, how would that be possible.

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4th of July is roughly 8 weeks away. Yeah I'd imagine they'd need at least 3 weeks of rehearsals.