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Tony and Olivier Award winning musical In The Heights is now playing at the King’s Cross Theatre.
Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best New Musical, In The Heights is back to spice up London following its hugely acclaimed, sell-out season at the Southwark Playhouse.
A word-of-mouth sensation on Broadway that had audiences coming back time and time again, this life-affirming story will enthral and delight audiences of all ages.
Created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind the critically acclaimed HAMILTON – soon to be making its West End debut – In The Heights is a thrilling evening of unforgettable songs and amazing choreography infused with the scorching rhythms and vibrant energy of a Manhattan heatwave.
In The Heights runs from 3 October 2015 until 8 January 2017 at the King’s Cross Theatre.
Welcome to Washington Heights, where life’s a struggle but the streets are jumping to the irresistible rhythms of love, passion, hopes and dreams. This smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical is a joyously uplifting tale of young love in a community on the brink of change, set in one bustling neighbourhood where everyone knows everybody, and the breeze carries the sweet sounds of three generations of music.
With a gripping story and incredible Latin infused score, In The Heights is a ground breaking 21st century musical about what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.
In the Heights has music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Drew McOnie, musical supervision by Tom Deering, set design by Takis, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen.
The cast includes Arun Blair-Mangat (Benny), David Bedella (Kevin), Juliet Gough (Camila), Vas Constanti (Piragua Guy), Sarah Naudi (Vanessa), Lily Frazer (Nina), Sam Mackay (Usnavi), Jonathan Bishop (Graffiti Pete), Stephanie Rojas (Carla), Norma Atallah (Abuela), Damian Buhagiar (Sonny) and Philippa Stefani (Daniela).
Completing the cast is Gabriela Garcia, Norma Attallah, Reiss Hinds, Chritopher Tendai, Michael Cortez, Shanice Burton, Raffaella Covino, Genesis Lynea, Alex Thomas and Tara Young.
★★★★ “Razor-sharp lyrics and a hugely talented cast make this a feelgood spectacle” The Guardian
★★★★ “Pulsating choreography ensures that the musical’s intertwined love stories are told with racy dynamism” The Evening Standard
★★★★★ “an evening of giddy musical and dance pleasures” The Stage
In The Heights opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008 where it was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It also won the 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.