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Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Return to Hamilton in Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Return to Hamilton in Puerto Rico

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Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

"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."

Producer Jeffrey Seller announced today that Hamilton will come to Puerto Rico for a three-week limited run, starring Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.

From January 8-27, the smash hit musical is scheduled to run at the Teatro UPR on the University of Puerto Rico's campus, according to The Hollywood Reporter .

"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 in a statement. "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."

The UPR stage will undergo several repairs in the aftermath of Maria, including restorations to roofing and ventilation systems.

"Arts and culture are pillars for economic development, cultural tourism, community empowerment and growth. As always, we will work to ensure accessibility for all audiences and a large proportion of our seats for every performance will be available by lottery for $10 each--a Hamilton ."

Hamilton is currently playing on Broadway, and also touring in Chicago and Los Angeles through December. A London run will open next month, and another national tour will begin in February.

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