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Final extension and new cast announced for IN THE HEIGHTS

In The HeightsOlivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights by Lin Manuel Miranda the creator of Hamilton – has extended its London run at the King’s Cross Theatre for the third time and final time and is now booking until Sunday 8th January 2017.

Joining the cast from Friday 16th September are Arun Blair-Mangat as ‘Benny’ (“Kinky Boots”); Juliet Gough as ‘Camilla’ (“Matilda”) and Stephanie Rojas as ‘Carla’ (“Wonder.land”). Sarah Naudi, who has been with the show since it opened at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014, will play the role of ‘Vanessa’ and Damian Buhagiar returns to the production as ‘Sonny’, having originated the role in 2014.

Continuing their roles are: Sam Mackay as ‘Usnavi’ (“Wonder.land”); Gabriela Garcia as ‘Nina’ (“Ghost The Musical”); David Bedella as ‘Kevin’ (“Jerry Springer – The Opera”); Norma Attallah as ‘Abuela’ (“The Sound of Music – Live”); Jonathan Bishop as ‘Graffiti Pete’ (“The Lion King”) and Vas Constanti as ‘Piragua Guy’ (“Flashdance”). They are joined by: Reiss Hinds; Christopher Tendai; Michael Cortez; Shanice Burton; Raffaella Covino; Genesis Lynea; Alex Thomas and Tara Young. Further casting to be announced shortly.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” won three Olivier Awards at the 2016 ceremony in April – Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Choreographer and Best Supporting Actor for David Bedella.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping story and unforgettable Latin and hip-hop infused score, “IN THE HEIGHTS” is a ground-breaking contemporary musical about what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony and Pulitzer winning composer-lyricist of “IN THE HEIGHTS”. He also originated the lead role of ‘Usnavi’ for which he received a Tony-Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. In 2016 he won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music for the Original London production of “IN THE HEIGHTS”. He is the writer, composer and lyricist of the Broadway smash-hit musical and winner of 11 Tony Awards “Hamilton”. The production swept the boards at the 2016 TONY AWARDS including Best Musical and has so far received a record-breaking 10 Lortel Awards, 3 Outer Critic Circle Awards, 8 Drama Desk Awards, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical and the 2015 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. ‘Hamilton’ was highest-selling Broadway cast album of 2015 and won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album.

“IN THE HEIGHTS” is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with 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 (“Made In Dagenham”, “From Here To Eternity”), set design by takis (“Chicago”, Curve Theatre), costume design by Gabriella Slade (“Alice in Wonderland”, Oxford Playhouse), lighting design by Howard Hudson (“Adrian Mole”,” Titanic”) and sound design by Gareth Owen. Casting is by Will Burton. It is produced in London by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills.

“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.

Tickets start at £22.50, with a selection of best seats available for Under 25s at a special rate of £15 at every performance.

LISTINGS
Booking until Sunday 8th January 2017
KING’S CROSS THEATRE
Good’s Way, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4UR
Performances:
Tickets: From £22.50 (with a guaranteed selection of £15 tickets per performance for U25)
Box Office: 0844 871 7604 | www.intheheightslondon.com

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