By Alexander Britell
In a huge boost for the island of Puerto Rico as it makes its post-storm recovery, Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda will be reprising his role as Alexander Hamilton in a production on the island.
Miranda had ended his Broadway run in the role in 2016.
It will be a three-week run from January 8-27, 2019 at the University of Puerto Rico’s Teatro UPR in San Juan, with the goal to help restore art funding for Puerto Rico and drive much-needed tourism to the island.
“Hamilton,” which premiered in 2015, has been an unprecedented sensation, with a record 16 Tony nominations.
Acting Puerto Rico Tourism Company executive director Carla Campos confirmed the show’s Puerto Rico run this week during an interview at the Seatrade conference in Fort Lauderdale.
Miranda has been an outspoken advocate for Puerto Rico’s recovery, urging travelers that visiting the island is one of the best ways to help Puerto Rico in its comeback.