Every day seems to bring with it more news about the hugely anticipated run of Hamilton in Puerto Rico January 8–27, 2019, at the Teatro UPR in San Juan. The record-smashing Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton and the conception of America with books, music, and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lin Manuel-Miranda, will play a three-week run in Puerto Rico. While we’re sure to get more information soon, here’s everything we know so far. (For performance and theatre logistics, click here.)
The Theatre/San Juan:
Teatro UPR, located on the campus of the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, was built in 1939 and is undergoing renovations ahead of Hamilton due to the devastation of Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017. It boasts 1,750 seats and was originally designed by architects Francisco Gardón and Rafael Carmoega. The theatre is viewed as an epicenter of culture and entertainment, and has hosted operas, ballets, symphonies, and theatrical productions from around the world. Miriam Colón, the founder of Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York, found her start there, and Miranda brought his Tony-winning musical In the Heights to Bellas Artes in San Juan in 2010, where he reprised his starring role as Usnavi for its weeklong run.
The cast will include Donald Webber Jr. as Aaron Burr, Brandon Armstrong as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, Rubén J. Carbajal as John Laurens and Phillip Schuyler, Darilyn Castillo as Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds, Julia Harriman as Eliza Hamilton, Isaiah Johnson as George Washington, Simon Longnight as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson, Rick Negron as King George, and Sabrina Sloan as Angelica Schuyler. For the full cast, click here.
You can also score VIP tickets through Miranda’s Flamboyan Arts Fund, a nonprofit founded by Miranda, his family, and producer Jeffrey Seller in partnership with the Flamboyan Foundation. Its mission is to strengthen arts and education in Puerto Rico, notably following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. VIP tickets are won via a lottery system for $10 per entry which began October 1, and include travel accommodation, lodging, and two tickets to opening night and after party with the cast. You can find more information here.
All profits from the Puerto Rico run of Hamilton will be donated to the Fund, and 10,000 tickets will be available via digital lottery for $10 per ticket as part of the #Ham4Ham initiative; a thousand $10 tickets will go to college students (with valid ID) for the January 9 matinee. Leftover tickets for that performance and two following Wednesday matinees will be sold for $10 through the digital lottery.
Puerto Rican residents have the opportunity to purchase $10 tickets to the performance. Over 200 tickets will be sold to residents via lottery for all other performances.
NOTE: there will be many tickets available through third party sellers, but be aware of purchasing fraudulent tickets.
This page will be updated with more information as it is released.