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Lin-Manuel Miranda breaks down in tears during Hamilton opening night in Puerto Rico

It’s the sensation that has made Broadway hip once more. 

And continuing Hamilton’s reign, Friday night saw star, composer and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda receive a standing ovation during the play’s Puerto Rico premiere. 

The 38-year-old received his first ovation of the night less than one minute into the show when he appeared on stage and stated his name as Alexander Hamilton for the first time in two-and-a-half years.

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Touched: Lin-Manuel Miranda was seen breaking down in tears during the opening night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico on Friday evening

Touched: Lin-Manuel Miranda was seen breaking down in tears during the opening night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico on Friday evening

Lin was dressed in his show costume as he belted out the lyrics during the production. 

And following a successful opening night, he was seen raising the Puerto Rican flag and waving it proudly before wrapping it around his shoulders. 

During this time, the Broadway star was seen crying and very emotional.  

Amazing: According to the LA Times , the 38-year-old received his first ovation of the night less than one minute into the show when he appeared on stage and stated his name as Alexander Hamilton

Amazing: According to the LA Times , the 38-year-old received his first ovation of the night less than one minute into the show when he appeared on stage and stated his name as Alexander Hamilton

Loved by the crowd: According to the LA Times , the 38-year-old received his first ovation of the night less than one minute into the show when he appeared on stage and stated his name as Alexander Hamilton

Loved by the crowd: According to the LA Times , the 38-year-old received his first ovation of the night less than one minute into the show when he appeared on stage and stated his name as Alexander Hamilton

Lin has always been politically active with most notably on behalf of Puerto Rico. 

The star’s father hails from the country and he has previously met with politicians in favor of debt relief as well as raised funds fro rescue efforts and disaster relief following the 2017 Hurricane Maria. 

There was an estimated 3000 deaths following Hurricane Maria, documented as Puerto Rico’s worst natural disaster.  

His hometown: The star's father hails from the country and he has previously met with politicians in favor of debt relief as well as raised funds fro rescue efforts and disaster relief following the 2017 Hurricane Maria

His hometown: The star’s father hails from the country and he has previously met with politicians in favor of debt relief as well as raised funds fro rescue efforts and disaster relief following the 2017 Hurricane Maria

Proud: And following a successful opening night, he was seen raising the Puerto Rican flag and waving it proudly before wrapping it around his shoulders

Proud: And following a successful opening night, he was seen raising the Puerto Rican flag and waving it proudly before wrapping it around his shoulders

‘Puerto Ricans are the most resilient people on the face of the Earth,’ Lin said in a post-show press conference at the venue, Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré, according to the LA Times.  

‘Name any other city in the world that would survive this long without power and the resources that any American state would get in the wake of a hurricane.’ 

The 17-show run is set to help raise funds for the island with an expected $15 million generated.  

In character: Lin was dressed in his show costume as he belted out the lyrics during the production

In character: Lin was dressed in his show costume as he belted out the lyrics during the production

Helping  hand: The 17-show run is set to help raise funds for the island with an expected $15 million generated

Helping  hand: The 17-show run is set to help raise funds for the island with an expected $15 million generated

Tickets have been placed at a vast variety of prices, with benefit tickets priced at $5000 and thousands of tickets priced at $10 for locals to also enjoy. 

‘All of our royalty participants — author, director, choreographer, designers, producers — are waiving our royalties, so all of those dollars are going straight to island initiatives,’ said lead producer Jeffrey Seller. 

It was reported at the end of 2018 that Hamilton the musical had grossed $463.3 million since its 2015 debut, according to The Wrap

It was reported at the end of 2018 that Hamilton the musical had grossed $463.3 million since its 2015 debut, according to The Wrap



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