Lin-Manuel Miranda returning to 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico
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Lin-Manuel Miranda says he’s returning to his starring role in “Hamilton” when he brings the show to Puerto Rico in 2019.

“Bringing [‘Hamilton’] to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015,” Miranda, the creator of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, announced Wednesday from the U.S. territory.

“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,” said Miranda, 37.


The show will play a three-week run in January of 2019 at the University of Puerto Rico. It’ll be the first time Miranda returns to the title role since leaving the Broadway show in the summer of 2016.

Miranda, whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, has criticized the Trump administration’s response to the September natural disaster and has been outspoken about the need to help survivors.

The hurricane inflicted widespread damage and island-wide power outages.

Last month, Miranda released a song to benefit hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

Organizers said in a statement that a “large proportion” of seats for every performance of “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico will be available via a lottery system for $10 each.

“In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, we hope ‘Hamilton: An American Musical’ can play a positive role in bringing the artistic pulse of the community back to life,” producer Jeffrey Seller said in a statement.