In a stunning announcement today producers of two of the staple shows on Broadway made a surprise announcement of abrupt closings. Producers of Hamilton announced that they will be closing and having their last show on July 1st. This coincides with Lin announcing he's writing a new musical about the Founding Fathers of Canada. Sources say that the working title of this musical is something a long the lines of "Why are Canadian Politics so Much More Boring; Nobody Can Rap to This." This isn't the only piece of news. Until Lin's new work is ready for production a revival of "Spiderman Turn Off the Dark" will be occupying the Richard Rogers theatre. More details to follow.
Following the Hamilton announcement producers of Phantom of the Opera announced that they will be closing up around the same time as Hamilton. When asked about it Webber said he has a spin off musical of the smash hit Cats which is also partially based off of an Animal Planet docudrama in the works that will be opening this fall. He was close to the vest about this but there's speculation that the show is "MeerCats Manor: The Musical" Until this opens it is believed that there will be a limited engagement of a brand new musical about a man who is missing the right part of his rear end entitled "Left Behind." More details to follow.
We will continue to update you guys on both of these stories and more as more information becomes available.