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NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will replace Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr on Broadway in the smash hit “Hamilton,” and Lexi Lawson will take over from Phillipa Soo as Eliza Schuyler.

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Dixon was nominated last season for “Shuffle Along” and has also appeared in “The Color Purple,” ”Motown: The Musical” and “The Scottsboro Boys” at the Vineyard Theatre. He starts in “Hamilton” in mid-August

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Lawson, who will be making her Broadway debut, was in the national tour of “In the Heights” and was also on tour in “Rent.” She takes over the role of Schuyler on July 11.

Producers also named Michael Luwoye as the alternate Alexander Hamilton when current alternative Javier Muñoz takes over the Hamilton part from creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on July 11.

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