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Almost a year after strutting the Al-Hirschfeld stage in knee-highs in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, Emmy-winner Wayne Brady will take on the role of Aaron Burr. In the sit-down Chicago production of Hamilton he replaces Joshua Henry, who leads the first national tour. The tour starts performances at San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre March 10 for 21 weeks.

The “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “Let’s Make a Deal” star is perhaps the first “name” attached to Hamilton, which has opened up some debate on whether or not a show like this needs stunt-casting to draw in an audience.

Though having played Lola, Billy Flynn, Tom Collins, as well as a short stint in the Off-Broadway White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, I think it’s safe to say Brady is more than capable of handling the Tony-winning role and Chicago audiences will be in for a treat.

Brady will take A. Burr January 17 through April 9th at Chicago’s PrivateBank Theatre.

Find more information on tickets HERE


 

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