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'Hamilton' opens in Puerto Rico with emotional performance by Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'I just love this island so much'

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - With his body draped in the Puerto Rican flag, his emotions struggling to get through the song titled "Hurricane" and his presence celebrated all across San Juan, "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to the role of Alexander Hamilton on Friday night on the island of his beloved father's birth, revealing stronger vocal technique and deeper on-stage emotions, while also raising some $15 million toward a Puerto Rican post-hurricane renaissance in just three weeks of sold-out performances.

"I just love this island so much," Miranda said after the show. "And I want it to be proud of me."

He needed not

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