Hamilton has been a major success since it first hit Broadway in August 2015, much thanks to its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
But not only did Miranda write the play (based off the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton), he also starred in it, becoming one of the biggest attractions for ticket sales and helping the show nab a record-breaking 16 Tony Awards nominations last year. However, as anyone who loves cliches would say, all great things must come to an end, and the end is near for the 36-year-old actor.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Miranda has planned for his final performance on July 9, which gives us just 44 more opportunities to catch him in the play before he leaves. While that may seem like a lot, keep in mind these tickets go fast, especially when people like President Obama and tons of A-list actors are after them.
People close to Miranda tell THR he has decided to end his time with Hamilton in order to pursue other opportunities.
The actor has already nabbed a role in Disney's upcoming live-action sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, starring alongside Emily Blunt (who will play Mary Poppins) as Jack the streetlamp lighter. Meanwhile, his first Broadway musical, In the Heights, was recently picked up by The Weinstein Co. for movie rights, and he also helped write the music for the new Disney film Moana, which is due to hit theaters in November.
We have no doubt he'll share even much more of his genius in the years to come!