Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on bringing the broadway hit Hamilton to Puerto Rico by 2019. This venture has been in the works for a while, but Miranda has decided to release the news earlier than planned in light of the current situation in Puerto Rico.
Miranda also plans to return to the title role during the musical's Puerto Rican 3-week run. Being of Puerto Rican descent, the project is particularly important to Miranda to help the region recover financially after the affects of Hurricane Maria. Miranda has also recently worked with the Hispanic Federation to give grants which help fund non-profit projects in the area, and has spoken out recently about the aid that is still needed and how climate change needs to be addressed to prevent further hurricane seasons such as the devastating one we just witnessed this past summer. Miranda recently marched on Washington DC on Nov 19 to raise awareness to the humanitarian crisis that Puerto Rico is still facing, over a month after the storm has passed.
“Hamilton" will play at Teatro UPR on the University of Puerto Rico campus in San Juan. The venue has recently been home to Spanish-language productions of “Evita,” “Into the Woods,” and “Master Class,” among other shows. The show’s Broadway producers, led by Jeffrey Seller, will co-present “Hamilton” there with the Acisum Group.
“Hamilton,” with Miranda in the lead, runs Jan. 8 to Jan. 27, 2019, at Teatro UPR. No further casting has been set.
Read more at Variety.