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'Hamilton' in Puerto Rico: Lin-Manuel Miranda brings his mega-musical to his parents' troubled homeland

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Lin-Manuel Miranda cried as he grasped the hands of his "Hamilton" costars during curtain call on opening night here, later raising a Puerto Rican flag and waving it high before wrapping it around his shoulders and exiting stage right.

The emotional moment came nearly three hours after Miranda, the musical's 38-year-old star and creator, first appeared onstage and stated his name as Alexander Hamilton, bringing the 2,000-seat house to its feet for a prolonged standing ovation less than a minute into the show.

This first performance of a planned 17-show run marked a high point for island residents

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