Jonathan Groff Leaving ‘Hamilton:’ Rory O’Malley Crowned New King George III

By James Knight on Mar 29, 2016 12:56 PM EDT

Long live the King. Hamilton’s King George III actor Jonathan Groff is leaving the hit Broadway musical at the beginning of the April. Groff is making his exit in order to film a new Netflix series, David Fincher’s Mindhunter. Groff will be succeeded by Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Nobody Loves You).

Jonathan Groff will be handing over his crown on April 9 in order start working on the new the Netflix series Mindhunter.

Rory O’Malley will be taking over the throne on April 11.

Hamilton creator and lead Lin-Manuel Miranda recently announced that he was also leaving the show, but only for one week. Miranda made the announcement In a special Groffday (Jonathan Groff’s 31-Birthday) edition of Ham4Ham video, saying:

“Announcement, my warranty is about to run out. I’m going on vacation next week to my undisclosed location under the sea where I recharge.”

What do you think about Jonathan Groff leaving the show? Do you that Jonathan Groff will be back to play King George III some other day? Are you excited to see what Rory O'Malley can bring to the role? Let us know your thoughts on the cast change in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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