Lin-Manuel Miranda has been deeply committed to hurricane relief in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria’s devastating effects. Now, over a year after the hurricane made landfall, Puerto Rico is open for business and gearing up for what many are calling the island’s fundraising event of the year.
Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent, will return to the island for a three-week engagement in January to reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton in the blockbuster Broadway musical. The world-famous hip hop musical will be staged at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) Theater in San Juan in an effort to “raise millions” for hurricane relief efforts, as told to Good Morning America. Tickets went on sale 10 November, 2018 in Puerto Rico and sold out in less than 24 hours. Fortunately there are still a few ways left to snag a highly-coveted seat at the legendary musical.
The Hamilton Lottery
By far the most affordable option, island residents will be able to win tickets at the low price of $10 via the show’s digital lottery. The Hamilton mobile app will raffle 10,000 seats, with a thousand of those seats reserved exclusively for university students. Lottery details have yet to be announced so be sure to download the Hamilton app if you want to stay up to date.
Discover Puerto Rico, part of the local tourism board, is offering four comprehensive Hamilton-themed tour packages, including highly-sought-after Hamilton tickets. Discover Puerto Rico’s CEO Brad Dean, told Lonely Planet: “Hamilton will be the indisputable cultural highlight of this holiday season. The excitement on the Island is contagious and we are eager to showcase Puerto Rico’s extraordinary heritage and special traditions with our visitors.” You can find more information about the packages here.
The exclusive and ultra-lux Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve is offering an “Ultimate Hamilton Experience” from 11 through 13 January. The two-night package includes two tickets to the show, overnight suite accommodation, round-trip transportation, a five-course dinner, and a couples spa treatment starting from US$5618 per night.
Flamboyan Arts Fund
VIP Tickets will be on sale to help launch the Flamboyan Arts Fund, an initiative dedicated to preserving and strengthening the arts in Puerto Rico. The Flamboyan Arts Fund was launched by the Miranda Family in collaboration with the Flamboyan Foundation to help preserve Puerto Rico’s vibrant arts community. They are offering a limited number of $5000 VIP fundraising tickets, of which $4600 will go to directly to support the arts community on the island. Tickets include a VIP seat to the show, access to the exclusive post-show reception hosted by celebrity chefs José Andrés and Mario Pagán as well as World Central Kitchen’s #ChesForPuertoRico team.