Jonathan Groff, Broadway star and currently on Hamilton, joined Jimmy Fallon on April 7 for a hilarious interview.
After Fallon joined star of the show Lin-Manuel Miranda in a rendition of “You’ll Be Back”, Groff invited Fallon to be an honorary member of the Order of the Garter. The legend goes that each time a new actor for Hamilton’s King George III steps up for the show, the previous actor gives a ceremony and anoints the next-in-line with a bedazzled garter.
Groff will be doing the ceremony again on April 9 after his last performance as King George as he steps back to begin filming a new Netflix series, Mindhunter. In his place will be Tony nominee Rory O’Malley who has previously starred in The Book of Mormon, Little Miss Sunshine, and many other Broadway hits.
O’Malley was set to play Bill Gates in a new production titled Nerds, but financing fell through and production was cancelled. Still, O’Malley gets another shot at being onstage in the Broadway hit Hamilton.
Critics and fans everywhere have been raving over the fresh and new story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The show is played by African-American and Latino actors and has no traditional script. The story is told through singing and rapping with amazing choreography and a moving stage to keep the plot moving.
Jonathan Groff will be singing his last snappy letter from King George to roughly 1,300 people at the Richard Rogers Theater in New York. The show has been sold out for months, and potential ticket buyers are being put on wait-lists up into 2017! The show will be touring late 2016 into 2017 with a different cast.
If you haven’t already grabbed a copy of the Hamilton soundtrack, or you are interested in getting tickets to see the production, head to http://hamiltonbroadway.com.
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