A burst pipe in the ceiling damaged New York theatre landmark the Drama Book Shop, leading to the loss of a chunk of its inventory of play scripts and related theatre books. In his latest Ham4Ham video Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda appeals to the public to support the still-open retailer in person and online.
The store's website, DramaBookShop.com, describes the damage as "extensive." The video shows part of the store as empty shelves and part of the store still operating normally.
Miranda says in the video that he wrote part of his Tony-winning musical In the Heights in the offices beneath the shop, located on West 40th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
He shows off his purchases and urges theatre lovers to patronize the store, which has operated at various midtown locations since 1917.
Store hours are 10 AM to 7 PM Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 AM to 8 PM Thursday; and noon to 6 PM Sunday.