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Lin-Manuel Miranda to re-join cast of "Hamilton" for Puerto Rico shows

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) -- Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda is returning to star in his smash musical Hamilton when the show hits Puerto Rico in January, reports Playbill.

It will be Miranda's first performances as Alexander Hamilton in the musical since he ended his Broadway run in the cast in July 2016.

Miranda and producer Jeffrey Seller announced the special Puerto Rico shows on Wednesday at the University of Puerto Rico's Teatro UPR, which was damaged in Hurricane Maria. The shows will run in the restored theater January 8-27.

“Bringing [Hamilton] to Puerto Rico is a dream that I’ve had since we first opened at The Public Theater in 2015,” said Miranda in a statement. “When I last visited the island, a few weeks before Hurricane Maria, I had made a commitment to not only bring the show to Puerto Rico, but also return again to the title role. In the aftermath of Maria we decided to expedite the announcement of the project to send a bold message that Puerto Rico will recover and be back in business, stronger than ever.”

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