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"Saturday Night Live" lines up Lin-Manuel Miranda to host

LOS ANGELES -- Alexander Hamilton is coming to “Saturday Night Live.”

NBC announced Wednesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda will host “SNL” on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in “Hamilton,” the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary.

Twenty One Pilots duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun will be the show’s musical guests.

“SNL” opens its 42nd season this weekend with host Margot Robbie and music from The Weeknd.

Miranda has a bit more time on his hands: He wrapped his run in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “Hamilton” in July. He will star opposite Emily Blunt in Disney’s sequel to “Mary Poppins” and he wrote music for the upcoming “Moana,” an animated film with a Polynesian princess at its heart. 

The film adaptation of his first Broadway musical, “In the Heights,” is expected to begin filming in the spring of 2017.

The long-running comedy series also revealed Wednesday that Alec Baldwin would be appearing as Donald Trump this season, opposite Emmy-winner Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton. 

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