Hamil­ton’s star reprises role in Puerto Rico

Centre Daily Times (Sunday) - - News -

Lin-Manuel Mi­randa reprised his lead role in the hit mu­si­cal “Hamil­ton” to start a two-week run in San Juan, Puerto Rico ex­pected to raise mil­lions of dol­lars for artists and cul­tural groups strug­gling in the wake of Hur­ri­cane Maria.

The au­di­ence gig­gled, hooted, clapped and tapped their feet through­out Fri­day’s night’s per­for­mance as Mi­randa took the stage for the first time since his last ap­pear­ance in the Broad­way ver­sion in July 2016, when he played the role of U.S. found­ing fa­ther Alexan­der Hamil­ton.

“I have never felt any­thing like that,” he said of the crowd’s en­ergy, adding that singing the song “Hur­ri­cane” was a chal­lenge. “It was very hard to sing that here in Puerto Rico be­cause you know bet­ter than I what it is to sur­vive a hur­ri­cane.”

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