Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday (April 12) at the grand opening of a Times Square COVID-19 vaccination site intended to jump-start the city’s entertainment industry.
“We want to gather again, and we want to tell stories in the dark,” said Miranda, the author and star of the hit musical about Alexander Hamilton. “We cannot do that if we don’t feel safe and if you don’t feel safe. So the first step in that process is getting our vaccination shots, and the next steps will follow.”
Broadway theaters have been shuttered since the coronavirus pandemic struck in March of last year. De Blasio has said he hopes dedicated vaccination sites will help the industry reopen by September.