‘Hamil­ton’ star repris­ing role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

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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.



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