Lin-Manuel Miranda Bids Farewell to 'Hamilton' With Archive Letter to Eliza

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Fans also sang "Happy Trails" to stars Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr. outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Wednesday afternoon.

As Hamilton revealed its new leading actors, the hit Broadway show also began to say goodbye to its departing stars.

Lin-Manuel Miranda took to the mic during Wednesday afternoon's weekly outdoor lottery show to read a special letter that Alexander Hamilton wrote to his wife, Eliza, in 1780, before they were married.

"It kind of captures everything I like about Hamilton," he explained outside the Richard Rodgers Theatre. "He's kind of arrogant, he's kind of insecure, he's unbelievable romantic, it's funny and sad, and it's basically him saying to Eliza, 'Don't marry me if you think you can't be happy broke.'"

The composer and star then introduced Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr. as the fans sang "Happy Trails" to the three actors, whose last show is Saturday, July 9. Javier Munoz, Brandon Victor Dixon and Lexi Lawson will assume their roles.

Accordingly, Miranda wore a shirt that read "One Last Time," in reference to the show's memorable signoff by George Washington.

Watch the video below.

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