Lin Manuel Miranda is bringing the universally acclaimed musical play Hamilton: An American Musical to his storm battered homeland of Puerto Rico. Set to be staged at the island’s capital city of San Juan, Lin Manuel will reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton, returning to the show after ending his stint on Broadway in July 2016.
According to NPR, Miranda is hopeful that the play’s new location will demonstrate to the world at large the island’s ability to recover after tragedy has struck in the form of Hurricane Maria.
“When I last visited the island, a few weeks before Hurricane Maria,” Miranda stated in a press release, “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.”
Hamilton is set to take place at the University of Puerto Rico’s campus from January 8th-27th. A lottery will be developed for $10 Hamilton seats for those unable to afford the exorbitant price of admission. Miranda’s show, a bonafide national hit originally launched in New York City to huge avail.