Celebrity News July 10, 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda Says Good-bye to 'Hamilton'... and to His Long Hair
Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final bows as the star of his history-making (and history-remaking!) musical "Hamilton" on Saturday, Us Weekly reports.
The star remained silent through multiple standing ovations at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC, where the show transferred from the Public Theater in August 2015. It has been consistently sold out from its Off-Broadway debut, winning acclaim and 11 Tonys.
Video of the curtain call posted by the production on Facebook logged over a million views overnight.
The performance — also the last for stars Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo — included numerous luminaries in the audience: Jennifer Lopez, Spike Lee, Jane Fonda, Rosie O'Donnell, Charlie Rose, Mariska Hargitay, and Secretary of State John Kerry.
According to Us, Miranda skipped the usual stage-door exit, instead appearing on a balcony over the marquee holding an umbrella in the rain and his hand over his heart as a silent tribute to his supporters. He had tweeted, "Okay see you on the marquee. Now." as a heads-up.
Teach 'em how to say goodbye... pic.twitter.com/dJ49jUYHlh@Lin_Manuel
Miranda's final word on the evening was a bold act — he cut off his long hair! On Twitter, he shared a black-and-white photo of his severed locks, along with the caption, "Teach 'em how to say goodbye...".