NEW YORK (AP) - The lure of Broadway is apparently too much for the makers of the downtown hit "Hamilton."

NEW YORK (AP) The lure of Broadway is apparently too much for the makers of the downtown hit "Hamilton."

Creators of the hip-hop-based musical on Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary of the United States, said Tuesday they will cancel the show's off-Broadway extension at the Public Theater and make the leap to Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theater starting July 13.

The new musical reunites the team from "In the Heights" director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the show's book, music and lyrics, and stars in the title role. Reviews were strong when it opened Feb. 17.

The Public had extended the show through May 3.

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