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Rory O'Malley Set to Play Final Performance in Broadway's Hamilton

”Saturday Night Live”’s Taran Killam is set to replace in the role of King George.

Rory O'Malley as King George in Broadway's Hamilton.
Rory O'Malley as King George in Broadway's Hamilton.
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Hamilton's current King George, Rory O'Malley, plays his final performance at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre today. O'Malley is set to play King George in the musical's national tour. Beginning January 17, O'Malley will be replaced by Saturday Night Live veteran Taran Killam, who will make his Broadway debut in the production.

Javier Muñoz currently leads the Broadway cast as Alexander Hamilton alongside Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Mandy Gonzalez as Angelica Schuyler, Bryan Terrell Clark as George Washington, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton, Michael Luwoye as Muñoz's alternate, J. Quinton Johnson as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Jordan Fisher as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, and Seth Stewart as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson.

With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and music direction/orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow's biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical won eleven 2016 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Book of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, Choreography, and Orchestrations and also earned Miranda a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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