The star of Mary Poppins Returns is once again showing his love for the performing arts. The New York Times has reported that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the actor and playwright who brought us In The Heights and Hamilton: An American Musical, has just purchased The Drama Book Shop in order to save it from closing. Could he be anymore awesome?
Miranda now co-owns the bookstore along with Thomas Kail the director of Hamilton, James L. Nederlander president of the Nederlander Organization, the owner of the theater that the show is currently performing in, and Jeffrey Seller, the show’s producer.
The bookstore is a popular venue amongst playwrights like Miranda himself. In an interview with the Times, Miranda said that he frequented the bookshop in his early years:
“When I was in high school I would go to the old location and sit on the floor and read plays — I didn’t have the money to buy them. After college Tommy Kail and I met in the Drama Book Shop basement, and I wrote a good deal of ‘In the Heights’ there.”
The century-old store, located on 250 West 40th Street, will go into storage on January 20th and will reopen in a new location that is currently unknown, the company’s website stated. No matter the location, we are ready to read.
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