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‘Girls Star’ Andrew Rannells Will Step in for Jonathan Groff in ‘Hamilton’

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"Girls” star Andrew Rannells will return to Broadway this month, stepping into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s blockbuster musical “Hamilton.”

Rannells will take over for Jonathan Groff in the role of King George from Oct. 27 through Nov. 29.

Groff will be stepping away to film the movie of his critically acclaimed HBO series “Looking.” He returns to “Hamilton” on Dec. 1.

"I could not be more excited about this," Rannells tweeted. "Let the shenanigans begin!" 

Rannells was last seen on Broadway in 2014, replacing Neil Patrick Harris as the title character in the revival of “Hedwig in the Angry Inch.” His previous Broadway credits include “Hairspray,” “Jersey Boys” and “The Book of Mormon,” for which he received a Tony nomination.

Rannells can also currently be seen on the big screen alongside Anne Hathaway in “The Intern.”

Inspired by Ron Chernow’s book, “Hamilton” tells the often-ignored story of founding father Alexander Hamilton set to a hip-hop and R&B score by Miranda. Direction comes from Thomas Kail (“In the Heights”).

“Hamilton” is playing an open-ended run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. For tickets and further information, visit www.hamiltonbroadway.com.

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