Broadway's resident rap genius and award-winning playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda will return as Alexander Hamilton for his native Puerto Rico in 2019. The hip-hop musical Hamilton is slated to play January 8 through 27 at Teatro UPR, the theater of the University of Puerto Rico’s main campus in Río Piedras.
“Bringing Hamilton: An American Musical to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015,” said Miranda, who will reprise his role as Hamilton for the first time since bowing out on Broadway back on July 9, 2016. “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.”