Lin-Manuel Miranda Returns to Hamilton, But With A Catch

The smash-hit musical Hamilton has taken the world by storm with its catchy music and genius lyrics. Although the hype has died down a bit since its release back in 2016, there’s no denying that this is a must-see musical and deserves all the praise it gets.

 

Lin Manuel-Miranda, the lyricist, composer and star of Hamilton, is just getting started with his career. After the huge success of the show, he departed from it to pursue bigger projects such as writing the music for Moana and starring in the new Mary Poppins Returns. This left all of the hardcore lovers of the show heartbroken that they will never get the chance to see him in the hit musical.

 

All hope is not lost though, because Lin-Manuel Miranda is back in the role he was born to play! But only for three weeks...

 

Miranda’s family comes from Puerto Rico and after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, it left his home country devastated with somewhere between $45 billion to $95 billion in damages to the power grid and other infrastructure. This news is heartbreaking and hard to imagine what Miranda was going through, knowing he had several family members still living there.

 

In order to raise funds to help aid Puerto Rico, he has decided to return to his role as Hamilton. Before the world gets turned upside down over this news (see what I did there?) there are a few catches. He plans to return to the role in Puerto Rico, where it will be performed and will only be playing the role for three weeks.

 

The performances plan to take place from January 8th to January 27th of 2019 at the University of Puerto Rico and so far, no news on how much tickets will be. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t been looking up the average plane ticket cost and hotel prices so I could get the chance to see him perform, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

Miranda’s love for Puerto Rico doesn’t stop there. His hope is that the tourism will help the economy and while all the tourists will be paying hundreds if not thousands for the show, he plans to give out hundreds of tickets for $10 available for the locals who live there. He has also done a collaboration song with several other Hispanic celebrities called “Almost Like Praying” where 100% of the proceeds go to the hurricane relief.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is truly an inspiration to us all and I hope one day to be graced with his presence. If you want to donate, you can purchase “Almost Like Praying” from any streaming site or donate at redcross.org.

 

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