In the Heights w/ Lopez, Gonzalez, Olivo Opens Off-Bway 2/8
IN THE HEIGHTS is a new musical about two days in the life of Washington Heights, a vibrant and tight-knit neighborhood at the top of Manhattan. From the vantage point of Usnavi's corner bodega, we experience the joys, heartbreaks and bonds of a Latino community struggling to redefine home.
IN THE HEIGHTS 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.
IN THE HEIGHTS will feature a 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 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 go on sale Monday, November 20, and may be purchased at Ticketmaster.com (212-307-4100).
CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Music/Lyrics/Usnavi) received the Georgia Holof Outstanding Lyricist Award for his work on In The Heights at the 2005 Eugene O'Neill Music Theater Conference. Along with Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail, he is a founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme, a hip-hop comedy group that has toured the Aspen Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Lin-Manuel Miranda has written a number of musical pieces for commercials, including political ads for Fernando Ferrer and Eliot Spitzer, and contributed original music to ads for Promesas, a youth center for homeless teens in New York. In 2004, he and Shockwave won the first annual Vocal Warrs freestyle battle contest at the Bowery Poetry Club. He lives near the last stop on the A train.