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Former 'Hamilton' Star Leslie Odom Jr. Signs Book Deal

The performer hopes to inspire young people

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    Hamilton Star to Perform With Boston Pops

    Leslie Odom Jr., who shot to fame in the smash hit "Hamilton" on Broadway, is kicking off a string of orchestral concerts with one in Boston.

    (Published Friday, June 9, 2017)

    Former "Hamilton" actor Leslie Odom Jr. is working on his first book, one he hopes inspires young people.

    The Tony Award-winning performer has a deal with Feiwel & Friends for "Failing Up: How to Rise Above, Do Better, and Never Stop Learning," the publisher told The Associated Press on Friday. The book is scheduled for March 27, 2018. Odom plans to organize the narrative like a commencement speech as he outlines the setbacks and rejections that preceded his success.

    Odom, who left "Hamilton" a year ago, played Aaron Burr in the celebrated show and won a Tony in 2016 for best lead actor in a musical. His other credits include the TV shows "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI: Miami" and the album "Leslie Odom Jr."

    Feiwel is an imprint of Macmillan.

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    Alex and Maia Shibutani were scanning the crowd before their performance in the ice dance competition at the Olympic Winter Games when they saw a familiar face, "SNL" star Leslie Jones. After that, the "Shib Sibs" took the ice and won a bronze medal.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018)

    Odom was born in New York and grew up in Philadelphia.