While the hit musical Hamilton remains a must-see in cities like New York, London and Chicago, creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has, unfortunately, moved on to new projects. But fans of the cultural phenomenon have a chance to see Miranda return to the titular role as the production heads to Puerto Rico.
Miranda, whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, has been raising money for the victims of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in 2017. Not long after, he announced that Hamilton would be staged in San Juan and he would return to the role of Alexander Hamilton for the first time since 2016.
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Miranda will take the stage for 24 performances. He had actually planned on bringing the play to Puerto Rico before the hurricane, but the damage has led the production to become a fundraiser. He said in a statement late last year: “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.”
Now, there’s a chance to win a trip to Puerto Rico and a chance to see Miranda on the show’s opening night. Miranda teamed up with the Flamboyan Foundation to create the Flamboyan Arts Fund, which is aimed at helping cultural and arts organizations as well as artists during the recovery. The fund is now holding a contest with the ultimate prize: anyone who donates $10 (€8.66) will be entered to win a trip for two to San Juan – flights and three-nights’ accommodation will be covered – the coveted tickets and an autographed, framed photo of the winners with Miranda.
Find out more here.