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  • Not “playwright”, “actor”, “singer”, “winner of a bazillion awards”…

    ..but Son Of.

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    I suspect that’s his favorite title.

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    Lin-Manuel, you and your dad are so close. Did you learn anything new about him?

    LMM: [Laughs] I’ll tell you, we did a family screening of the documentary the last time we were all in Puerto Rico around the end of last year. And the biggest reaction that the family had was when a picture of Luis’ first wife showed up. Everyone went, “Whoa!” He was married for six months when he was 18, and she’s not really been a part of our lives in any way. In that part, me and my cousins from my generation, our minds were blown that that was part of the story. It was fun to watch that big reveal play out.

    LM: [Laughs] It was a big reveal, but even though it was part of the narrative, it wasn’t a big part of our lives. I’ll always remember when Lin-Manuel was at the Richard Rodgers Theatre with In the Heights, my first wife went to see the show. She lives in Chicago now. I remember hearing a voice that said, “Luisito!” I am only called Luisito by people from my town in Vega Alta, so I knew it had to be someone from way back in the past, and it turned out to be her. I had the chance to introduce her to my wife of 43 years, Luz, and Lin-Manuel.

    In Siempre, Luis, you are surrounded by powerful women, specifically in the political arena, where you lift up female candidates. Why is this important to you?

    LM: When I became the chair for the Latino Victory Fund a couple of years ago, the first thing we did was to declare the year of Latinas. We went all over the country and recruited an amazing slate of Latinas to run, and we ended up with some amazing mujeres in Congress. We need more gender diversity in politics. I’m very proud to have been able to be a part of that movement.

    Lin-Manuel, when you announced you’d be taking Hamilton to Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts, it was met with resistance from the University of Puerto Rico students. Why did you include this?

    LMM: That scene in particular was included because that was part of the conversation. We said we would meet with the UPR students, and we had an hourlong conversation with them. The protest was five minutes of that, but it was an important part of that. The university is hurting as a result of these policies, so it was important that we hear them out.

    The release of Hamilton on Disney+ in July was also met with criticism, which you received and discussed. Why is that important to you?

    LMM: Releasing Hamilton was to give people a reminder of how powerful live theater can be at a moment where there is no live theater anywhere in the United States other than virtual theater. I was really proud that we were able to do that. But I’m also keenly aware of what didn’t make it into the two-and-a-half hour musical I wrote. These guys had complicated lives, and they were all flawed. I know what’s on the cutting room floor. When I have to cut stuff like that because I’m trying to write this show, what I told myself was, “What was the starting point for conversation?” It’s an entry point to say, “Yes, Washington owned slaves,” etc. Hamilton allows for those types of conversations to happen because, without it we aren’t talking about those guys in the same way. I have to embrace [the criticisms] as a starting point for more conversations.

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  • Lin and Luis do the Father-Son Challenge

    In which Lin puts his father on blast for being a Greatest Showman stan.

    Lin and Luis talk about Luis’ hopes for Lin, his great career advice and Luis’ amazing story.

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  • Lin and Luis talk Siempre Luis on the Today Show

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  • “That’s the way people should be,” Luis said during a TIME100 Talks on Thursday, sitting next to his son, Lin-Manuel, who smiled and shook his head. “You should try to use as many brain cells as you possibly can in your lifetime.”

    Luis was born in Puerto Rico and immigrated to New York in 1971, where he raised Lin-Manuel and his daughter, Luz. He brought them up with extremely high expectations, Luis told TIME editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal. “I wanted them to excel on everything they were doing, and pushed very hard for that to happen,” he said, adding, “But we also sent them to therapy to handle it.”

    The Mirandas have maintained strong ties to Puerto Rico. Each year while he was growing up, Lin-Manuel spent a month in Puerto Rico with his paternal grandparents, which allowed him to forge a connection with the island that has endured through his meteoric rise as a musical theater composer and performer.

    “I will always bring any art I make to Puerto Rico because it’s important to me,” he said. He brought his first Broadway show, In the Heights, there, and was in the midst of planning a Hamilton production on the island when Hurricane Maria hit, killing more than 3000 and uprooting countless lives.

    Following Hurricane Maria, both Luis and Lin-Manuel plunged themselves into fundraising and recovery efforts for Puerto Rico. “The idyllic perfect place where my parents were from … has shifted and evolved,” Luis said. “Life has not been easy … particularly under colonialism.”

    The crisis brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted Lin-Manuel’s industry particularly hard given that almost all live events have been cancelled for months and will remain so for the foreseeable future, has prompted more activism among theater artists and workers, he said.

    “Theater practitioners are looking to create a more equitable and just space for when we return so that the audience of Hamilton, and the front of house staff, is just as diverse as the cast,” he said. “The energy that would be going toward eight shows a week is now going to these challenges facing our country, whether it be systemic racism or mobilizing the vote.”

    While discussing the upcoming presidential election, Lin-Manuel couldn’t resist drawing comparisons to the one portrayed in Hamilton. “In 1800, Jefferson and Adams both had a newspaper and they printed lies about each other—so it’s not that this is new,” he said. “It’s just that the news travels at the speed of a click now. That’s the scariest thing to me. But when I see the peaceful protests going on—when white bodies stand up for black and brown bodies in the street—that gives me enormous hope.”

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    Lin-manuel and Luis Miranda #thisisnotamomentitsthemovement

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    Great interview with Lin and his dad. I LOVE how relentless and strong Luis is! Truly inspiring!


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  • So Lin’s dad just posted this on Twitter and I can’t even

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    LOOK AT BABY LIN

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    Lin-manuel and Luis Miranda backstage on the final night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico

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  • This made me tear up. Luis does not get the credit he deserves. I can’t wait to see this!!

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    Lin’s dad posted these. Adorable couple and then Lin photobombing his sister. Just the content we need on Tumblr

    Happy 10th anniversary to Lin and Vanessa!

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    Shhhh

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    Lin and his dad. Love love love.

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    These two lol

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    Lin and his dad is the most wholesome content

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