After assembling a roster of superstar Latinos for a Puerto Rico relief song, teaming up with the Hispanic Federation to raise money for the island, and tweeting non-stop about the devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Lin-Manuel Miranda will also bring a massive production to the Caribbean commonwealth. Today, Lin-Manuel announced that he will bring the Tony-winning Hamilton to San Juan in 2019. 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.
“Bringing [Hamilton] to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015,” Miranda said in a statement, according to Playbill. “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.”
The show will run between January 8 and 27 at the University of Puerto Rico’s Teatro UPR, which was damaged during the storm. Though we know a little bit about who, what, where of it all, there’s no word on whether the now-short-haired Lin will grow out his ponytail for the role.