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‘Hamilton’ Star’s Tweets Bring ‘Record Sales’ To Flood-Damaged Bookstore

(DNAINFO)  Maya Rajamani | February 19, 2016 — Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted his support for the Drama Book Shop after it was damaged by a burst pipe.

Drama Book Shop employee Steven McCasland had just left an off-Broadway matinee on Thursday when he turned his phone back on and saw thousands of Twitter notifications.

Thumbing through them, he discovered that Lin-Manuel Miranda — who wrote and stars in the Grammy Award-winning Broadway show “Hamilton” — had tweeted several messages of support for the bookstore at 250 W. 40th St., which lost hundreds of books to flooding after a pipe burst in the building overnight Sunday.

“The @dramabookshop is not only the best place to get theater-related ANYTHING, I wrote most of In the Heights there. Pls support,” Miranda tweeted on Thursday afternoon to his 260,000-plus followers, adding the hashtag #BuyABook.

“George Bailey needs our help, guys,” he added in another tweet.

Source: ‘Hamilton’ Star’s Tweets Bring ‘Record Sales’ To Flood-Damaged Bookstore – Times Square & Theater District – New York