The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Wayne Brady To Play Aaron Burr Role In Chicago's 'Hamilton'

By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 9, 2017 9:44PM

Wayne Brady / Getty Images / Photo: Tommaso Boddi

Chicago theatre's juiciest rumor in recent memory is true. Wayne Brady will play the role of Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of Hamilton for a limited run, Broadway in Chicago confirmed on Monday afternoon.

Brady will play the role of former Veep and (spoiler alter) Hamilton slayer Burr in a limited engagement of the pretty-big-deal musical from Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, April 9.

Brady is an Emmy-winning performer best known from his star-making improv turn on the American version of Whose Line Is It Anyway, his daytime run as host of The Wayne Brady Show, and—your and our favorite—his persona-skewering turn as "Wayne Brady" in one of Chappelle's Show's most memorable sketches. Insert "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to shoot a bitch?" joke here.