UPDATE, Thursday PM: Jeffrey Seller, the lead producer of Hamilton, confirmed Deadline’s report last night that d’Arcy James will return to the show as King George III, beginning April 14. Former Saturday Night Live-r Taran Killam, who succeeded Jonathan Groff, Andrew Rannells and Rory O’Malley in the role, will play his final performance April 13.
PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: I’m told by insiders at Broadway’s megahit Hamilton that Brian d’Arcy James will return to Broadway as King George III, the killer comedic role that he created in Hamilton‘s original off-Broadway run at the Public Theater.
I’m now told that d’Arcy James committed to return to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s monster hit just today and finally will get to sing “You’ll Be Back” before the high-rolling Broadway crowds. I don’t have the dates yet, but d’Arcy James — one of the most celebrated actors of his generation in both straight plays and musicals — has been exceptionally busy since Spotlight put him in the spotlight. He’s about to appear in Netflix’s series 13 Reasons Why and has several film projects in the works including Trouble, Molly’s Game and Felt.
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