This June, Oscar nominee and Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda will bring his Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton back to Puerto Rico for a two-week run. One of those performances (June 16, 2023) will serve as a fundraiser for two nonprofit organizations – the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Foundation.
“I am so proud of the work that both Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund have done for the Puerto Rican community through their support and funding of grassroots efforts,” Miranda told the Associated Press in a recent statement. “By providing support to activists, artists, and community groups on the ground, they have changed the ecosystem for the arts and the nonprofit sector.”
Miranda and the rest of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton will not perform the musical. However, they will all reunite at the event on June 16, 2023. This includes Renee Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson, and Leslie Odom Jr. According to the AP, this will be their first public appearance together since 2017.
Hispanic Federation CEO Frankie Miranda (no relation to the Hamilton creator) said the fundraiser gives people an exciting way to support the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund and their continued efforts to rebuild the island after the destruction Hurricanes Maria and Fiona caused in 2017 and 2022.
“Investing in Puerto Rico is a premise of hope and progress,” Frankie Miranda said. “So much is being accomplished. But then the attention goes away or only comes back when there is another natural disaster.”
Tickets for the fundraiser are currently on sale at the Hispanic Federation’s website.