Lin-Manuel Miranda to Reprise His 'Hamilton' Role for 24 Performances in Puerto Rico
Lin-Manuel Miranda is on a mission to make a difference with his craft. Miranda told People magazine on Monday (Oct. 1) that he will revisit the role of Alexander Hamilton for 24 performances of Hamilton at the University of Puerto Rico, in hopes to uplift the area affected by Hurricane Maria. The performance will mark the first time Miranda has played the role since he left the original Hamilton cast on Broadway
Coinciding with the new announcement, Miranda also co-launched the Flamboyan Arts Fund, dedicated to preserving, amplifying and sustaining the arts in Puerto Rico.
“It’s a struggle to be an arts organization anywhere, particularly on an island that’s been hurt by one of the worst hurricanes in history," Miranda shared. “I believe art helps us survive. We can’t wait for Puerto Rico to recover to then support the arts because there is no telling when that will be. We need to support the artists who are out there now. We need to have their backs.”
All profits from Hamilton‘s Puerto Rico performances will go toward the fund.