Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico for a three-week run in January 2019.
Miranda will reprise the title role after he left the original Broadway company on July 9, 2016. The show will play at Teatro UPR, a theater at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan.
Miranda, who is currently in Puerto Rico, said that when he last visited the island, before Hurricane Maria, he had been committed to playing the title role and bringing the show to San Juan. That commitment was sped up after he saw the devastation from the storm.
“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,” Miranda said.
The show is slated to run from Jan. 8, 2019 through Jan. 27, 2019. The rest of the cast has yet to be announced.
With producer Jeffrey Seller, Manuel previously brought “In the Heights” to the island in 2010.
Seller said that the production will “work to ensure accessibility for all audiences” and that a large number of seats at every performance will be available through a $10 lottery.
“Right now, people in Puerto Rico need good news that would bring them hope, optimism, courage and a solid vision for the future,” said Ender Vega, president of the Acisum Group, which is a co-presenting partner. “We have no doubt that Hamilton: An American Musical will do just that.”
In addition to its Broadway run, “Hamilton” currently has productions in Chicago, Los Angeles and an upcoming London run in December 2017.