The Tonight Show will hit the road to air a special episode from Puerto Rico on January 15, during the 24-show run of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton on the island to raise relief funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The news was announced during an interview with Miranda for tonight’s episode (see the video below).
The January show, on which Miranda will be a guest, will highlight the nation’s efforts to rebuild after the hurricane that struck in September. The episode will feature an exclusive performance of the musical’s new touring cast along with Miranda, who is reprising his lead role.
Hamilton will run from January 8-27 at the University of Puerto Rico to raise money for the Flamboyan Arts Fund to benefit the arts, artists and arts institutions in the recovery. Miranda also wrote the book, music and lyrics and starred in the original, which won 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Price.
In September, Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show did a live episode from New York’s Central Park.