Lin Manuel Miranda leads group to buy famed NYC bookshop to save it from permanent closure   Daily M

Lin Manuel Miranda leads group to buy famed NYC bookshop to save it from permanent closure Daily M


Lin Manuel Miranda leads group to buy famed NYC bookshop to save it from permanent closure Daily M Lin Manuel Miranda continues to set the bar for socially conscious stars. The Hamilton creator, 38, and friends have bought the Manhattan based bookstore Drama Book Shop from the widow of the shops late owner Arthur Seelen, Rozanne Seelen.  Hamilton lead producer Jeffrey Seller, director Thomas Kail and James L. Nederlander rounded out the quartet who purchased the literary establishment. Scroll below for video  The latest: Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, 38, and friends have bought the Manhattan based bookstore Drama Book Shop from the widow of the shops late owner Arthur Seelen  Its the chronic problem the rents were just too high, and Im 84 years old I just didnt have the drive to find a new space and make another move, Seelen said. Lin Manuel and Tommy are my white knights. The establishment is a popular one with artists in the Theater District, as it carries hard to find works such as scripts for plays and films, as well as musical scores,  reported. When I was in high school I would go to the old location and sit on the floor and read plays I didnt have the money to buy them, Miranda told the paper. The Manhattan native, who appears in Mary Poppins Returns as Jack, said that after college, Tommy Kail and I met in the Drama Book Shop basement, and I wrote a good deal of In the Heights there, referring to the the very first musical he brought to Broadway in 2008. Sentimental: The playwright has been visiting the establishment for more than 20 years  End of an era: The store, which has been in operation from the same location since 1917, is set to close due to rising rents in the midtown area January 20, and will reopen in a new sport this fall  Niche: The establishment carries hard to find works such as scripts for plays and films Julie Menin, who is New York Citys Mayoral media and entertainment commissioner, told the paper the store, which is located on West 40th Street, is a gem and a cultural institution in New York. The store, which has been in operation from the same location since 1917, is set to close due to rising rents in the midtown area January 20, but it instead will be relocated to a new nearby venue by this autumn.  The comments below have not been moderated. By posting your comment you agree to our . Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual. Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnline. To do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook account. Well ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to Facebook. Your details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our . Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday Metro Media Group

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