After three short weeks of sold-out performances, the hit musical “Hamilton” concluded its run Sunday at the Centro de Bellas Artes in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The production was a much-celebrated labor of love for show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and was both a fundraiser for arts organizations on the island and an attention-getter for Puerto Rican causes, attracting more than its share of celebrities and politicians in the audience. Bill and Hillary Clinton were in attendance for the final performance Jan. 27, as was celebrity chef Jose Andres, who also was there for the opening. The show released some photos from the curtain call and the scene. The production now moves to the mainland on a North American tour, beginning in California.
The Tribune’s critic Chris Jones and photographer Zbigniew Bzdak were in San Juan for opening night; below. And check back on Theater Loop for a new “Hamilton” announcement for Chicago Tuesday.