In the Heights to Offer Discount Tix for Show Previews
The new musical In the Heights will offer specially priced preview tickets during its four-week preview period.
Beginning with the first preview on Tuesday, January 9, 2007, through Sunday, January 21, 2007, all seats are $25. From Tuesday, January 23, 2007, through Wednesday, February 7, 2007, all seats are $35.
With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, In the Heights is directed by Thomas Kail, choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, and opens Thursday, February 8, 2007 at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts (450 West 37th Street). Alex Lacamoire is music director, and music arrangements and orchestrations are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. Beginning Friday, February 9, tickets range from $55 to $85, with a limited number of specially priced $25 seats available day of performance at the 37 Arts box office by lottery.
"We're excited by the prospect of bringing young, diverse and perhaps first-time theatergoers to In the Heights at 37 Arts. It will be our goal, for the life of the show, to make it accessible to everyone regardless of their income level," stated producers 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 playing schedule for In the Heights is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Tickets may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com (212-307-4100), and are also available at the 37 Arts Box Office. Please note a $1.25 facility charge will be added to all ticket prices except lottery tickets.
Visit www.intheheightsthemusical.com for more information.