Lin-Manuel Miranda is back on the stage where it happens. The Hamilton creator steps back into the megahit musical (a bevy of accolades later), taking on the title role as the production makes its Puerto Rican premiere January 11.
Performances will run through January 27 at the Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferrè Theatre. The engagement was originally scheduled to play Teatro UPR at the University of Puerto Rico’s Rio Piedras campus, but changed venues last month following security concerns.
Proceeds from the show—as well as from Miranda's various Prizeo initiatives—will go toward efforts to rebuild the island through the Hispanic Federation and the Flamboyan Arts Fund.
After concluding its run on the island, the production will head to the mainland, embarking on a third North American national tour, beginning with a return to San Francisco (at that time, Julius Thomas III will succeed Miranda as Alexander Hamilton).
Joining Miranda onstage are Donald Webber Jr. as Aaron Burr, Brandon Armstrong as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison, Rubén J. Carbajal as John Laurens and Phillip Hamilton, 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.
Rounding out the company are Darnell Abraham, Christopher Campbell, Brendon Chan, Rebecca Covington, Trey Curtis, Hope Endrenyi, Camden Gonzales, Jordana Grolnick, Marja Harmon, Jennie Harney-Fleming, Vincent J. Hooper, Kelsey Kramer, Alex Larson, Jennifer Locke, Tiffany Mellard, Dashi Mitchell, Sheridan Mouawad, Antuan Magic Raimone, Elijah Reyes, Willie Smith III, Alex Swift, Emily Tate, Brion Watson, Kyle Weiler, Andrew Wojtal, Morgan Anita Wood, Deaundre' Woods, and Christopher Henry Young.
Playing the Founding Father again in his Tony-, Pulitzer-, and Olivier-winning musical is but one item on Miranda’s extensive to-do list for the next few years. After Hamilton, he’s expected to make some surprise appearances at Freestyle Love Supreme’s Off-Broadway stint; additional projects include film adaptations of his In the Heights and the Jonathan Larson musical Tick, Tick…BOOM! Before then, however, he’s teaming up with his Hamilton collaborators—director Thomas Kail, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, and music director Alex Lacamoire—as well as Dear Evan Hansen scribe Steven Levenson to present the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon.