Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is going to reprise his iconic role as Alexander Hamilton, all in the name of Puerto Rico. In 2019, Miranda will be returning to the music when it opens in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His last performance was in July of 2016.
Miranda has made it known that he is very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage. “Bringing [Hamilton] to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015,” Miranda commented in a statement with Playbill. He continued:
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.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 8, 2017
According to Playbill, the performances will run from Jan. 8-27, 2019 at the University of Puerto Rico’s Teatro UPR. Although the theater was hit hard in the wake of Hurricane Maria, they are set to make repairs before the show makes it’s appearance.