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- Lin-Manuel Miranda will star in “Hamilton” for a three-week run at the Teatro UPR in Puerto Rico. Miranda has decided to bring “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico to send a hopeful message to those affected by Hurricane Maria.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Tony award-winning musical “Hamilton,” announced Wednesday that he will be bringing the musical to Puerto Rico, and reprising his leading role for a three-week run in 2019.
“When I last visited the island, a few weeks before Hurricane Maria, I had made a commitment to not only bring the show to Puerto Rico, but also return again to the title role,” Miranda said. “In the aftermath of Maria we decided to expedite the announcement of the project to send a bold message that Puerto Rico will recover and be back in business, stronger than ever.”
Miranda has been actively trying to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and recently released the song “Almost like Praying” to help raise money for relief efforts.
“Hamilton” will run at the University of Puerto Rico’s Teatro UPR, from January 8 to 27, where Miranda’s other musical “In the Heights” played in 2010.
Teatro UPR suffered significant damage from Hurricane Maria and will need to be put in working order prior to “Hamilton’s” debut in Puerto Rico, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Hamilton’s” producer Jeffrey Seller said he hopes that the musical will “play a positive role in bringing the artistic pulse of the community back to life.”