TONY AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICAL
In The Heights
Extends run until 3rd January
KING’S CROSS THEATRE
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended it’s run at the King’s Cross Theatre after rave reviews. It opened on 3rd October 2015 to rave reviews which in our humble opinion are richly deserved. Read our review here.
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.
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.
“We were overwhelmed by the response at Southwark and it’s a real privilege to be able to revisit this extraordinary musical. We’ve thought long and hard about the right way to bring the show back to London whilst keeping the experience up close and personal, and this is a brilliant space for us to take over and immerse our audience in the sounds and sweat of this passion-infused piece”. Luke Shepherd, Director.
David Bedella (The Rocky Horror Show) as Kevin,
Josie Benson (Sweeney Todd) as Camila,
Vas Constanti (Flashdance) as Piragua Guy,
Jade Ewen (Sugababes) as Vanessa,
Lily Frazer (Cats) as Nina,
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (A Chorus Line) as Daniela,
Sam Mackay (Wonder.land) as Usnavi,
Antoine Murray-Straughan (Cats) as Graffiti Pete,
Sarah Naudi as Carla,
Eve Polycarpou (Mother Courage and Her Children) as Abuela,
Joe Aaron Reid (Ghost, Broadway) as Benny and
Cleve September (professional debut) as Sonny.
The cast also includes Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Michael Cortez, Gabriela Garcia, Reiss Hinds, Alexandra Sarmiento, Spin and Philippa Stefani.
In The Heights is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Directed by Luke Sheppard (Oliver, Adrian Mole, Next Fall)
Choreography by Drew McOnie, (Oklahoma, Bugsy Malone)
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)
Sound design by Gareth Owen.
Casting is by Will Burton.
In The Heights is produced in London by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills Ltd.
King’s Cross Theatre is a brand new purpose built theatre at King’s Cross Station. The venue is currently home to The Railway Children which also runs until 3rd January 2015 and will continue to play in rep with In The Heights. King’s Cross Theatre will also be opening a late night bar to coincide with the run of In The Heights, opening an hour before every performance until late, with live music and DJs after certain performances.
KING’S CROSS THEATRE
Good’s Way, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4UR
Saturday 3 October – Sunday 1 November 2015
Performances: Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday 8.00pm, Friday 3.00pm, Saturday 8.30pm, Sunday 6.00pm (except for Sun 4 and Sun 11 October at 2.30pm)