‘Hamilton’ star reprising role in Puerto Rico to raise funds
NBC News, Megyn Kelly reach separation agreement
NBC News has reached its professional divorce agreement with anchor Megyn Kelly.
The network announced the deal Friday night after more than two months of negotiations, giving no details. The former Fox News Channel transplant has been off the air since late October after suggesting that it was OK for white people to wear blackface on Halloween.
Kelly was in the second year of a three-year contract that reportedly paid her more than $20 million a year.
But attempts to establish her in both a prime-time news magazine and in the third hour of the “Today” show fell flat.
Lin-manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Before the show, dozens of fans chatted excitedly outside the show’s venue in San Juan as they waited in line to pick up tickets that ranged from $10 to $5,000.
It is the first time that Miranda has performed the role of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton since his last appearance in the Broadway version in July 2016.