Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and original lead of the multi-awarded Broadway hit Hamilton, will be reprising his role in a 3-week run in Puerto Rico in January 2019.
According to Playbill.com, Miranda and producer Jeffrey Seller just announced the run at the University of Puerto Rico’s Teatro UPR stage, which suffered damages from the devastating Hurricane Maria.
“Bringing [Hamilton] to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015,” said Miranda in a statement. “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. 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.”
Seller added, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we hope Hamilton can play a positive role in bringing the artistic pulse of the community back to life. Arts and culture are pillars for economic development, cultural tourism, community empowerment and growth.”
Performances will run at the University of Puerto Rico’s Teatro UPR from January 8–27. Hamilton is a sung-through rap musical about American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. It received a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations in 2016, including Best Musical