Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda gathers a star-studded cast for a greater cause, in support of Puerto Rico. Storm-ravaged and devastated in recent weeks by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, the island has failed to see support by U.S President Donald Trump. As many continue to speak out against the Trump and his neglect towards Puerto Rico, Miranda turns a negative into positive to help his father’s homeland.
“I wrote this song the day after the hurricane hit Puerto Rico. And one, we realized this storm was the worst storm to hit the island in modern history, and its name was Maria. And that’s the name of my favorite song from West Side Story.