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If you’re a big fan of Hamilton, or a fan of its award-winning creator, you have an opportunity to bid and watch Lin-Manuel Miranda as he returns to the role in Hamilton.

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Image courtesy of Flamboyan Arts Fund

What’s the deal

  • Visit CharityBuzz
  • The auction is open now and it closes on August 15, 2018 at 3:40p ET
  • The high bidder can bring a guest for a total of two tickets  Hamilton’s Opening Night in Puerto Rico on January 11, 2019
  • The show will be playing in Puerto Rico for a limited time January 2019
  • The high bidder will also have after-party access on opening night
  • You will also meet Lin-Manuel at the after-party, with an opportunity to take pictures with him
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Bidding as of Fri, Aug 3, 6am PT. Image courtesy of CharityBuzz

All for a worthy cause

Yes, it’s true. Tickets to Hamilton are outrageous. During Lin’s last performance, there were reports of  $10,000 tickets to see Lin-Manuel’s last performance in 2016. However, this time it’s different. How so? in 2017, Hurricane Maria, a powerful Category 4 hurricane, struck Puerto Rico. This triggered Miranda to step up, use his art to help with the rebuilding and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

According to CharityBuzz:

For this special limited engagement, Lin-Manuel Miranda, his family and the producers of Hamilton have partnered with the Flamboyan Foundation to create the Flamboyan Arts Fund, which aims to build hope, stimulate the economy and enrich people’s lives through theater, dance, music, literature, visual arts and other expressions of humanity. The Flamboyan Arts Fund supports institutions and arts groups, independent artists, musicians galleries and more during the rebuilding of Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria to nurture the island’s vibrant culture.

During his interview with Today’s Savannah Guthrie, he said:

“Now the focus needs to be not making a dime on ‘Hamilton’ Puerto Rico, but (on) how can we help,” he said. “The goal is basically, as Puerto Rico slowly recovers from Hurricane Maria and gets back on its feet, not to leave behind the artists. We’re going to create this arts fund — it’s the Flamboyan Arts Fund. Basically every penny that gets made at ‘Hamilton’ will go to this arts fund.”

Please know that we are not encouraging our readers to simply drop a lot of money to watch this show. If you have the means to bid in this auction, this is your chance not only to watch Lin-Manuel Miranda back in the role as Hamilton, but a chance to help contribute in rebuilding Puerto Rico.

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