Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Star in Hamilton in Puerto Rico

"When Lin said he wanted to take Hamilton to Puerto Rico and play the role again, I nearly leapt out of my chair", producer Jeffrey Seller added.

Today, Lin-Manuel announced that he will bring the Tony-winning Hamilton to San Juan in 2019. Miranda, 37, starred in his final Broadway performance of "Hamilton" in July 2016.

Miranda has chose to bring "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico to send a hopeful message to those affected by Hurricane Maria. "In the aftermath of Maria we made a decision 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".

The performances will take place from January 8-27, 2019, at Teatro UPR, which is perhaps Puerto Rico's most famous theater.

I dunno!I have a couple screen acting gigs before then, I guess it depends. Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent, has been deeply involved in efforts to rebuild the storm-ravaged island in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The theater suffered damage from Hurricane Maria, but will be restored for Hamilton's performance, Playbill reports. "Arts and culture are pillars for economic development, cultural tourism, community empowerment and growth", Seller said in a statement.

A "large proportion" of seats for the show's run will be awarded by lottery for just $10 each, producer Jeffrey Seller said.

Miranda, whose parents moved to NY from Puerto Rico, is now visiting the island to support hurricane relief efforts.

Miranda also has rallied financial support for Puerto Rico. Built in 1939, Teatro UPR is considered Puerto Rico's most iconic stage, and recently hosted Spanish language productions of Evita, Into the Woods, Master Class, The Sound of Music and Once on This Island.

While it's clear Miranda will do anything to help Puerto Rico - even embarrass himself - it's unclear where he's willing to grow his hair back for the role or he'll be donning a wig this time around. Proceeds from the single benefit the Hispanic Federation's UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund for Puerto Rico.

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