It’s the end of an era for American theater. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and two of the show’s most-acclaimed (who are we kidding, they are all acclaimed) stars, Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr. took their final bows with the show on Saturday night.
As Robert Frost once wrote, "Nothing gold can stay." There's nothing we can say better than they themselves did on social media:
The cast did their final bow to the theme of The West Wing, which Miranda said was one of the inspirations for him to write the musical. “West Wing was huge. Like Hamilton, it pulls back the curtain on how decision-making happens at the highest level, or at least how you hope it would be,” he told Vulture earlier this year. “The amount of information Aaron Sorkin packs into a scene gave me this courage to trust the audience to keep up.”
Aside from The West Wing, there was little fanfare during the show. But Miranda appeared on the balcony after the show and waved goodbye one last time, according to The New York Times.
In June, Hamilton won the Tony Award for Best Musical, and Miranda won for Original Book. Odom won the Tony for playing Aaron Burr, and Miranda and Soo were both nominated for nominated for playing Alexander and Eliza Hamilton.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez were in the audience on Saturday night.
What's next for Miranda? He said he is going to work to make sure Trump doesn't win. Oh, and he said goodbye to that ponytail.