Before Hamilton officially opens in Puerto Rico, creator and returning star Lin-Manuel Miranda has spoken live on […] July 11 with CBS This Morning ,
The date – this is just the 262nd birthday of Alexander Hamilton – marks the first time in more than two years that Miranda will return to the title role. The commitment in Puerto Rico marks the beginning of another national tour for the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, which will be performing on the island for three weeks before moving on to the mainland.
"I feel very calm today," said Miranda to CBS. But the audience is anything but calm. During the invited rehearsal on January 1
"This is always a moment, like a Pokémon, I try to use all the energy in the crowd," he said.
Puerto Rico anticipated this moment for a long time – and Miranda, too.
"I brought along my first musical, in The Heights, here many years ago, and it was work love. This was the first equity show ever to come to the island. It was the most emotionally satisfying, artistically satisfying week of my life. I did not know how important it was for me that this island, which I love so much, embraced my work, "he said. "I noticed when we got a nice review in the New York Times:" Oh, there will be a tour of this show and oh, I'll play it in Puerto Rico. "And then met Hurricane Maria
" And then the conversation was: How do we help Puerto Rico? "Miranda said." The proceeds from the show will be used to rebuild the island through the Hispanic Federation as well as to rebuild the arts and crafts. "
Miranda also talked about how his son saw the show for the first time and his first show had unexpected numbers that made him emotional.
CBS also went behind the scenes of production the actor Rick Negron, a native of Puerto Rico native, and the King George III production.Look at the video below