All good things must come to an end. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda has told “confidants” that he will be leaving the production to pursue other projects.
According to “sources close to the production,” Miranda’s contract and the contracts of many other cast members will expire on July 9, and he will be leaving on that day. Vulture reports that other actors are supposedly in the process of renegotiating their contracts for higher salaries and may leave if the negotiations fall through.
Fans of the Tony-nominated hip-hop musical were distraught at the possibility of the play losing its Pulitzer Prize-winning muse.
MRS CLINTON HOW DO WE KEEP LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA FROM LEAVING HAMILTON— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 2, 2016
If Lin-Manuel Miranda can be okay with leaving Hamilton I can be okay with leaving high school— EKB (@emmaBAErrera) June 2, 2016
Do you ever cry bc you won't ever get to see Lin Manuel Miranda play Hamilton bc he is leaving the show bc same— Rachel Page (@rpage1700) June 3, 2016
i just cried bc I saw articles about Lin Manuel Miranda leaving Hamilton, i am not stable !!!— larn (@lauren__guzman) June 3, 2016
Fans of Miranda can eventually catch him in Mary Poppins Returns with Emily Blunt. Don’t hold your breath, though, Hamiltonians—the movie won’t be out until Christmas Day 2018.