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Lin-Manuel Miranda Reprises 'Hamilton' Role In Puerto Rico

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Oct. 1 2018, Updated 2:55 p.m. ET

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to reprise his role in Hamilton, only this time he will be doing it in Puerto Rico and for a very good cause.

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He will be doing a total of 24 performances as Alexander Hamilton at the University of Puerto Rico. It's his first time playing the character since leaving the multiple Tony award-winning show in 2016.

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The aim of him doing this is to uplift the area that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria earlier this year. Several other stars have visited and raised funds for the people of Puerto Rico in recent months including Bethenny Frankel and gymnast Laurie Hernandez.

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He has also co-launched The Flamboyan Arts Fund, which is dedicated to keeping the art scene alive in Puerto Rico. All funds raised from the shows he will be part of will go to this fund.

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“Time is of the essence,” he said in a video exclusive to PEOPLE. “It’s a struggle to be an arts organization anywhere, particularly on an island that’s been hurt by one of the worst hurricanes in history. I believe art helps us survive. We can’t wait for Puerto Rico to recover to then support the arts because there is no telling when that will be. We need to support the artists who are out there now. We need to have their backs.”

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They are also holding a contest where a lucky winner and guest will win VIP tickets to opening night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico. A $10 donation to the Flamboyant Arts Fund will put you in the running.

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What are your thoughts on Lin-Manuel reprising his iconic role? Sound off in the comments! 

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