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In the Heights Adds New Block of Tix and Student Matinees

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In the Heights, the new critically acclaimed musical, announces a new block of tickets is now on sale for performances through Sunday, July 15, 2007. In addition, due to overwhelming demand, the show has added student matinees at 2pm on Wednesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 30 and Wednesday, July 11. 

In the Heights has music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is directed by Thomas Kail, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, with music direction by Alex Lacamoire, and music arrangements and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. The musical opened Thursday, February 8, 2007, at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts (450 West 37th Street).  In the Heights is produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Jill Furman.

In the Heights "is a new musical about three days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. It's a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. In the Heights is the tale of a community at a crossroads. Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home In the Heights," according to production materials.

The show features scenic design by Anna Louizos (Avenue Q, High Fidelity), costumes by Paul Tazewell (The Color Purple; Caroline, or Change), lighting by Jason Lyons (The Threepenny Opera, Evil Dead: The Musical) and sound by Acme Sound Partners (Avenue Q, High Fidelity).

The musical stars Andrea Burns, Janet Dacal, Mandy Gonzalez, John Herrera, Christopher Jackson, Robin de Jesus, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Karen Olivo in a cast of 22 that features Rosie Fiedelman, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Joshua Henry, Nina LaFarga, Doreen Montalvo, Javier Munoz, Eliseo Roman, Luis Salgado, Seth Stewart, Rickey Tripp, Michael Balderrama and Stephanie Klemons.

The show plays Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.  Please note:  2pm matinees have been added on Wednesday, May 16, Wednesday, May 30 and Wednesday, July 11.  There will be no performances Sunday, May 20 at 7pm, Thursday, May 31 at 8pm and Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm.  Tickets range from $36.25 to $76.25, and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com (212-307-4100) or at the 37 Arts Box Office.

Visit www.intheheightsthemusical.com for more information.

Photo by Joan Marcus - Andrea Burns, Karen Olivo, Mandy Gonzalez and Janet Dacal

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