Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise role as 'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico run

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is returning to the role that made him a household name.

Plans to bring the show to San Juan were prioritized following the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.

Miranda, whose parents were both born in Puerto Rico, also announced during his visit to the island a partnership with the Hispanic Federation, with the intention of donating $2.5 million in grants for a variety of nonprofit projects focused on recovery following Hurricane Maria.

The musical will be staged at Teatro UPR, on the campus of the University of Puerto Rico.

The local co-presenting partner in Puerto Rico is The Acisum Group.

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Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico seven weeks ago, and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still remain without power. He'll also star as the titular Alexander Hamilton, reprising his role for the first time since he ended his run on Broadway in July 2016. The theater, which suffered damage during Hurricane Maria, will undergo restorations prior to housing the musical from January 8-27, 2019. Arts and culture are pillars for economic development, cultural tourism, community empowerment and growth. "In the aftermath of Maria we chose 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".

A "large proportion" of seats for the show's run will be awarded by lottery for just $10 each, producer Jeffrey Seller said.

Born and raised in NY to Puerto Rican parents, Miranda spent much of his childhood visiting his grandparents on the island.

Miranda also put his money where his mouth is, helping raise $1 million for the relief efforts by sharing an awkward video of himself as a tween singing a song about Puerto Rico.

Miranda has made a decision to bring "Hamilton" to Puerto Rico to send a hopeful message to those affected by Hurricane Maria. A London production is set to open next month, and a second U.S. tour is scheduled to begin performances in Seattle in February.

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