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‘Hamilton’ returning to Puerto Rico in June


“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is hoping a June 16 benefit performance will raise at least $2 million for the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund, providing further help after five years of emergency assistance and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

By The Star Staff


Renowned Broadway musical “Hamilton” is returning to Puerto Rico with a two-week run set for June 13-June 25 at Luis A. Ferré Performing Arts Center (Centro de Bellas Artes) in San Juan, the magazine Playbill reported.


The production will feature the cast of the musical’s “Angelica” North American tour. The stop comes courtesy of creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is using the musical as a way to raise funds for Puerto Rico, which is still rebuilding in the wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, the publication said.


The June 16 benefit performance of “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico will raise funds for the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund. Original Broadway cast members Miranda, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and Leslie Odom Jr. will reunite at the June 16 benefit, watching the performance and attending receptions before and after the show.


“I am so proud of the work that both the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund have done for the Puerto Rican community through their support and funding of grassroots efforts,” Miranda said in a statement to The Associated Press, which first reported the news. “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 is hoping the event will raise at least $2 million for the organizations, providing further help after five years of emergency assistance and rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Funds donated to Flamboyan Arts Fund help ensure that the arts are part of Puerto Rico’s rebuilding, which was a particular goal for Miranda.


The upcoming run will be the musical’s second time playing Puerto Rico following a 2019 run that featured Miranda stepping back into the title role. The 2019 performances also benefited the Hispanic Federation and Flamboyan Arts Fund.


The play was shown for the first time in 2019 with Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton.


Tickets for the June 16 benefit performance start at $500, with three higher-tier VIP tickets ranging from $1,000 to $7,500. Tickets and additional information can be found at Hamilton.HispanicFederation.org.


The “Angelica” tour of Hamilton is currently led by Edred Utomi as Alexander Hamilton, Stephanie Umoh as Angelica Schuyler, Josh Tower as Aaron Burr, Alysha Deslorieux as Eliza Hamilton, Peter Matthew Smith as King George III, Carvens Lissaint as George Washington, Tyler Belo as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, Jon Viktor Corpuz as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, David Park as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, and Yana Perrault as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds.


“Hamilton” is directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler. The production features scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, casting by The Telsey Office’s Bethany Knox, and general management by Baseline Theatrical. The show is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater.

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