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Lin-Manuel Wants To Keep Lots Of Ticket Prices Down To $10 When He Brings ‘Hamilton’ To Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda has been doing just about everything he can for Puerto Rico. He’s called out the Trump administration for its slow response after Hurricane Maria. He launched a campaign with The Hispanic Federation — his father is the founder — to raise funds for the island. He also got the most famous Latino and Puerto Rican singers in the world to get down on a track where all the cities in Puerto Rico were name-checked. Oh, and the proceeds of the song will also be going to hurricane relief.

Short of going to the island and getting his own hands dirty, he’s done just about everything he could. So what do you do when you’ve done everything?

You go to the island to get your hands dirty.

And this week, that’s what he did.

Miranda got to work immediately, helping Chef Jose Andres prepare food for those in need.

His dad was along for the ride, too, helping make sandwiches, using all the mayo-ketchup.

One of Miranda’s first stops in Puerto Rico was this mural in La Placita de Güisin in Vega Alta.

Over the summer, La Placita de Güisin unveiled a mural honoring both Miranda and his grandfather, Güisin Miranda. Güisin served as an inspiration to Lin-Manuel and was well known in the community.

After stopping by the mural, Miranda got back to work, handing out food to families in need.

The next morning, he went down to the theater at the University of Puerto Rico’s main campus in Río Piedras.

Miranda announced he would bring “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico for a three-week run in 2019.

He tweeted the news moments later.

Students at Teatro UPR were waiting for him to come and speak with them. When they could no longer contain their excitement, they sang.

Miranda told the students all he wanted was to make art.

As usual, journalist David Begnaud was on the case.

And Begnaud did a short interview with Miranda to get the scoop.

Miranda addressed the issue of ticket sales, saying hundreds of tickets will be priced at $10 so that people on the island can actually afford to see the show.

Listen to Miranda’s full announcement at UPR:

UPR Announcement!

Posted by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Speaking in Spanglish, Miranda spoke about how important it was for him to travel to Puerto Rico in 2010 with his first musical, “In The Heights.” He said he hopes the three-week run of “Hamilton” will help tourism and bring some much-needed money to the island.

2019 can’t come soon enough.


[H/T] Playbill

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'The Simpsons' Have Not Stopped Keeping Their Fans Informed About What Is Happening In Puerto Rico

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‘The Simpsons’ Have Not Stopped Keeping Their Fans Informed About What Is Happening In Puerto Rico

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has been showing appreciation for “The Simpsons” and their continuous efforts to help Puerto Rico. The popular television show and the people who work on it have used their major platform to bring more attention to the humanitarian crisis involving Americans who call the island home. After an episode that aired Oct. 1, a still image of all the residents of Springfield showing support for Puerto Rico aired for five seconds. The image was so widely spread that Cruz saw it, printed it out and thanked “The Simpsons” for supporting Puerto Rico in their time of need.

One month after first putting their name behind relief efforts, “The Simpsons” has done it again.

In the above tweet, Springfield bartender Moe Szyslak directly addressed the American people about the importance of standing up for Puerto Rico. Szyslak even took a shot at President Trump and his highly-ridiculed paper towel photo op.

“I personally know how it feels when somebody comes and throws paper towels at you,” Syzslak says in the video. “In my case, it was flaming toilet paper but the principle is the same. It’s humiliating, even though it’s clearly a cry for help!”

Szyslak then announced that “The Simpsons” is donating $25,000 to the relief effort. It is mainly thanks to Barney Gumble, who finally paid his tab.

And, again, Mayor Cruz reached out to “The Simpsons” to express her gratitude.

❤️ ?? ❤️ ??

Fans of the animated show can’t get enough of this kind of humanitarian philanthropy.

https://twitter.com/MoralesIvan6_/status/926812016307613697

It is pretty rad to see a global pop culture phenomenon step up to the plate to make something like this happen.

People definitely caught on to the dig Syzslak took at President Trump.

Tbh, Trump does make it easy to criticize his response to Puerto Rico given his frequent golf outings.

In fact, Trump was golfing the weekend after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. According to The Washington Post, the decision to take a long weekend golf outing just a week after the storm slammed the island negatively impacted recovery efforts.

But mostly, Puerto Ricans who are still suffering are just grateful for the much-needed help.

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