Lin-Manuel Miranda in entrance of a mural in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico on Nov. 7. (Carlos Giusti/AP Photo)
Last summer time, Lin-Manuel Miranda took his remaining Broadway bow because the title character in “Hamilton.” But it seems it wasn’t his final efficiency. Miranda will reprise the position — in Puerto Rico.
“Hamilton,” the Broadway smash hit that gained 11 Tonys, a Grammy and the Pulitzer Prize, will come to the island with Miranda in January 2019, beginning on the University of Puerto Rico’s theater, the college introduced Wednesday.
In a press release, Miranda mentioned taking “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico “is a dream that I’ve had” because the present he created first opened in 2015.
“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,” Miranda mentioned, Playbill reported. “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.”
Bit of a day.
I’ve a 12 months and a bit to recollect the phrases.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November Eight, 2017
Miranda, whose dad and mom moved to New York City from Puerto Rico, has been a vocal advocate for Puerto Rican aid efforts — and a fierce critic of President Trump’s response to the pure catastrophe. He’s tweeted harsh broadsides about Trump’s feedback, embody telling the president, “You’re going straight to hell.”
“That’s not how I talk. This is not an everyday occurrence,” Miranda informed the New York Times concerning the tweets. “Then again, I’ve never seen a sitting president attack the victims of a natural disaster.” He then added: “I’m not that guy. But it was the only thing I could think to say in the face of an attack on a people already besieged.”
Miranda additionally has rallied monetary badist for Puerto Rico. He convened a bunch of Latin music all-stars for a charity monitor, “Almost Like Praying,” as a way to increase cash for hurricane aid. He additionally arrived on the island on Tuesday and introduced a $2.5 million hurricane restoration fund, by way of a nonprofit group partnership.
“The road to recovery in Puerto Rico is not a simple one nor is it one that relies solely on aid from the American government on the mainland,” Miranda mentioned, the Associated Press reported. “Together, we will cultivate, fund and execute practical and actionable solutions to kick-start and continue the island’s road to recovery for years to come.”
Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico seven weeks in the past, and a whole lot of 1000’s of houses and companies nonetheless stay with out energy. Many buildings suffered injury, together with UPR’s theater, Teatro UPR. Playbill reviews the theater will bear repairs forward of “Hamilton,” which is able to run Jan. Eight-27, 2019.
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