Chicago ‘Hamilton’ cast to be led by veterans; Diggs leaving


NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway veterans Miguel Cervantes and Karen Olivo will lead the cast of “Hamilton” in Chicago, while new Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs will soon leave the Broadway company.

Cervantes, whose Broadway credits include “If/Then” and “American Idiot,” will play Alexander Hamilton this fall when the Chicago production opens. Olivo, who won a Tony playing of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” will play Angelica Schuyler.

Diggs, who plays both the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, will leave the Broadway show July 15, joining the recently departed creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo.

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