Lin-Manuel Miranda is reprising his role as Alexander Hamilton next January at the University of Puerto Rico to raise money for hurricane relief efforts.
It’s been more than a year since Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, knocking out power to the entire island and leaving large parts of the U.S. territory without clean water.
Since then, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the writer of the Broadway musical Hamilton, has been a vocal advocate of helping the island rebuild. But now Miranda, who is of Puerto Rican descent, will reprise his role as Alexander Hamilton when he brings the hip-hop musical to San Juan from January 8 to 27, 2019, at the University of Puerto Rico’s Teatro UPR in San Juan, to “raise millions” for hurricane relief efforts.
“We’ll have hundreds of $10 tickets available for Puerto Ricans on the island,” Miranda said on Good Morning America back in May. “But we’re also having super-expensive tickets and with those super-expensive tickets we’re hoping to restore arts funding to Puerto Rico for the next few years.”
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While the website of Miranda’s Flamboyan Arts Fund says tickets to Hamilton will go on sale sometime this fall, you can now enter a contest to win a VIP trip to San Juan for opening night. For just a $10 donation to the Flamboyan Arts Fund, you could win two VIP tickets to the opening night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico, plus an invite to the after-party with the cast, roundtrip flights on JetBlue to San Juan, and three nights in a Marriott hotel. Visit the contest page at prizeo.com by October 29, 2018 to enter.
As of this June, there were still thousands of Puerto Ricans without power, but most of the island is ready to welcome travelers once again and need the tourism dollars to support their economy. In August 2018, the community of Humacao, Puerto Rico recreated the S.O.S. image that went viral after the storm with one that reads “Bienvenidos!” this time to encourage tourism.
To find out when tickets will go on sale, sign up for alerts on flamboyanartsfund.org.
This article originally appeared online in August 2018; it was updated on October 1, 2018, to include current information.