Lin-Manuel Miranda brings ‘Hamilton’ to Puerto Rico

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda returned to the stage as Alexander Hamilton on Friday in a benefit performance in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the island struggles to recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, almost a year and a half after they struck. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).


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Barack Obama Debuts On Billboard With Remix Of ‘One Last Time’ From ‘Hamilton’

Former President Barack Obama has debuted on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart at number 22 with his gospel-inspired remix of a song by Lin-Manuel Miranda that originally appeared in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.”

Obama’s “One Last Time (44 Remix)” dropped before Christmas as part of Miranda’s “Hamildrops” remixes and features cast member Christopher Jackson and gospel singer BeBe Winans.

Have a listen to the song via the player above.

Proceeds from sales of the remixes, which features various celebrities including “Weird Al” Yankovic and Mobb Deep, will reportedly go to charity.

The “One Last Time” entry is called the “44 Remix” and has Obama reading a passage from George Washington’s farewell address.

The track was the final selection of the 2018 “Hamildrop” series in which Miranda, a former substitute teacher, released remixes of tracks from his hit musical every month throughout the year.

As a reported “Hamilton” superfan, it is fitting that Obama would feature on a remix as the cast performed the original song at the White House for a student workshop during his presidency.

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