Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) — Snapchat: chelseahandler | psychic.
For anyone who wants to believe in goodness. #Repost@washingtonpost ・・・ With Lin-Manuel Miranda once again as its star, the celebrated Broadway hit “Hamilton” opened for business in Puerto Rico this weekend — that business being the bolstering of the hopes and finances of a beleaguered U.S. territory mired in debt and still reeling from the devastation wreaked 16 months ago by Hurricane Maria. The first performance on Friday night of the Tony-winning musical at the Centro des Bellas Artes in the heart of the island’s capital city betokened one of the most extraordinary events in the history of the nation’s performing arts. Here was a show arriving not merely to entertain, but also to serve a humanitarian mission: raising money for the relief effort. But the quest was also to draw the world’s attention to an American outpost that has long felt neglected by the country that owns it, and especially so in the aftermath of a disaster that traumatized the island. At the curtain call, Miranda brought down the house, with a teary speech that ended with him pulling a large Puerto Rican flag from under his costume and holding it aloft. (Photos by Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/For The Washington Post)