An emotional opening for ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico — not just for Lin-Manuel Miranda but an island still reeling from a storm


HAMILTON in Puerto Rico …. #BoricuaPride … ‘The show arriving not merely to entertain, but also to serve a humanitarian mission: raising money for the relief effort. But the quest was also to draw the world’s attention to an American outpost that has long felt neglected by the country that owns it, and especially so in the aftermath of a disaster that traumatized the island.’

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A report by Peter Marks for The New York Times.

With Lin-Manuel Miranda once again as its star, the celebrated Broadway hit “Hamilton” opened for business in Puerto Rico this weekend — that business being the bolstering of the hopes and finances of a beleaguered U.S. territory mired in debt and still reeling from the devastation wreaked 16 months ago by Hurricane Maria.

The first performance on Friday night of the Tony-winning musical at the Centro de Bellas Artes in the heart of the island’s capital city betokened one of the most extraordinary events in the history of the nation’s performing arts. Here was a show arriving not merely to entertain, but also to serve a humanitarian mission: raising money for the relief effort. But the quest was also to draw the world’s attention to an American outpost that has long felt neglected by the country that owns it…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

2 thoughts on “An emotional opening for ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico — not just for Lin-Manuel Miranda but an island still reeling from a storm

  1. Horty, Lin-Manuel Miranda made quite an emotional splash with his “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico!!! GREAT COVERAGE on The Nightly News on NBC tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! –Very touching!!!!!!!!!! I was impressed by his father in an interview about the show…….He took the opportunity to say that the most important thing to say was that the electrical grid for all Puerto Rico is the FIRST most important thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well how the hell are you doing???????????? Facebook now takes me only 10-15 minutes a day! Geri & I are consumed with “house” now that it’s sold! Awaiting Attorney Review to conclude any time now & then house inspection. Once that’s done we can buy a townhouse we have picked out here about 20 minutes away. –Then PACKING!!!!!!!!!! May all be well with you & yours! Looks like you had a great celebration trip a while back! Phil

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    • Hi, dear friend!! 🙏🏽 … so happy for you and Geri. Best of luck on the house!
      I didn’t watch NBC on the interview. I can imagine … they are extremely special people. The father still lives in PR!! 🇵🇷

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