Afternoon Bulletin: Lin-Manuel Miranda Leaving ‘Hamilton’, BK Crime Spree and More

That feeling when you win the Hamilton lottery after using the Ham App.

Lin-Manuel Miranda sets date for his exit from the stage. (Photo: Joan Marcus)

On the fateful day of July 9, Lin-Manuel Miranda will be finishing his run starring as Alexander Hamilton in the 16-time tony nominated show. Miranda has been performing in the musical since January 2015 and is now ready to work on other projects, including writing the screenplay for the movie adaptation of “In the Heights,” his first musical and a 2008 Tony award winner. Miranda will also star alongside Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns” and has written the music for a Disney animated musical, “Moana.” New Yorkers better scramble to win the Hamilton ticket lottery before its too late. (amNY)

After a shooting at a T.I. concert at Irving Plaza last week left one dead and three wounded, Live Nation has decided to cancel or postpone six New York concerts set to occur at the venue and Grammercy Theatre, including those of YG, Joey Bada$$, and Mac Miller. While four out of the six performances affected by the decision are in the hip-hop genre, it seems the decision was based upon the acts set for this weekend, rather than the genre itself. (Rolling Stone)

A Brooklyn high school discovered that a $1.5 million donation it received out of the blue was a fake. A man who identified himself as Juan Diaz Romero, and claimed to be related to one of the students, delivered the gift to The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology in East Williamsburg last November, but when the the check was deposited it bounced. Upon receiving the donation, the 1,000-student school had passed it on to the Department of Education and swiftly began spending the funds items like new equipment and Broadway tickets. Diaz Romero was eventually revealed as a fraud after writing an even grander check for $10 million. The students and staff members are now worried about budget cuts as a result of the scandal. (New York Post)

Police are on the hunt for a man suspected of around 30 car break-ins over the two-month span from March 29 to May 19 in Williamsburg. He has been reported to have stolen over $1000 worth of possessions, ranging from golf clubs to cell phones and his usual discourse is to punch in the windows of the targeted car and grabbing the items inside. The break-ins have taken place near the intersection of Meeker and Metropolitan avenues and side streets along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. (DNAinfo)

St. John’s University has been a recent target of some pretty terrifying hawk attacks. Two people on the campus were attempting to protect an injured baby bird when the hawks struck, with an apparently similar goal of protecting the baby. Public Safety officials have asked that people avoid the area where the baby hawk is and the larger hawks have been sighted circling abovel. Both of the individuals received head lacerations as a result of the attacks. (DNAinfo)

Afternoon Bulletin: Lin-Manuel Miranda Leaving ‘Hamilton’, BK Crime Spree and More