Discover Puerto Rico with Lin-Manuel Miranda
Puerto Rico Tourism Company
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The Tourism Company of Puerto Rico (CTPR) and the actor of Puerto Rican origin Lin-Manuel Miranda presented today the series “Discover Puerto Rico with Lin-Manuel Miranda”, to promote local tourism and highlight the cultural attributes and the historical and natural features of the island.
The series, which will be available on the Discover Puerto Rico website, will be available from the beginning of the year with the aim of taking advantage of the attention that the staging of Miranda’s acclaimed musical, “Hamilton”, will generate in the Sala of Festivals of the Center of Fine Arts of San Juan.
In the series of eight episodes of less than five minutes each, Miranda travels to several points of cultural, artistic, historical and touristic interest of the “Isla del Encanto” together with several local personalities, such as Lucecita Benítez, Denise Quiñones, Willito Otero and Isel Rodríguez, among others.
Some of the places that Miranda visited were Old San Juan, the municipality of Vega Alta, where he lived during the summers, beaches and several mountainous areas.
“The objective of the project was always that the protagonist of the series was Puerto Rico, and that Lin-Manuel was the narrator of the spontaneous experiences that are lived on the island,” explained the director of the CTPR, Carla Campos.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda presenta serie web para impulsar el turismo en Puerto Rico
“The series not only highlights their interactions with the places visited in the two days of filming, but also features video captured inland that illustrates the experiences narrated by the protagonist of ‘Hamilton’ and the artists that accompany him during the recording, “Campos said.
The filming of the project took place in March and was directed by Gabriel Coss and produced by Euskady Burgos of Cinetrix in collaboration with KOI Americas.
During the press conference today the first chapter, entitled “Rediscover” was screened. The second chapter, “Reverse Commute”, will be released next week. The release dates of the other episodes will be announced soon.