Jordin Sparks Plays Last Show at IN THE HEIGHTS, 11/14; Rosario Begins 11/15
The producers of the 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights have announced that Arielle Jacobs will make her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario on Monday, November 15, 2010 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Jordin Sparks will play her final performance as Nina on Sunday, November 14, 2010. As previously announced In The Heights will play its final Broadway performance Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 7pm, with Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda re-joining the cast on Saturday, December 25, 2010.
Arielle Jacobs makes her Broadway debut in In The Heights directly from playing Nina in the National tour of In The Heights. She has also played Gabriella in the National tour of High School Musical, and appeared in workshops for the musicals MASK, GoGo Beach, and It Shoulda Been You. TV/film credits include "Commander in Chief," "Dance War," "Water Lilies" and "Disney's 365." She created the eco-website www.HelpHealTheEarth.com; and is a published author in holistic Journey Magazine and WOMAN.ca.
Now in its third year on Broadway In The Heights began previews on Broadway Thursday, February 14, 2008, after a six-month award-winning 2007 Off-Broadway run. The musical opened on Broadway to critical acclaim Sunday, March 9, 2008, and recouped its $10 million investment in 10 months. In The Heights is the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards and has a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, has music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and is directed by Thomas Kail. With music supervision by Alex Lacamoire, Zachary Dietz is music director of In The Heights and music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. In The Heights features a scenic design by Anna Louizos, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley and sound by ACME Sound Partners. In The Heights is produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman/Walt Grossman, Peter Fine and Sonny Everett/Mike Skipper with associate producers Ruth Hendel and Harold Newman.
In The Heights is about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. The music pulses with the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition.
Tickets for In The Heights range from $41.50 to $131.50, and can be purchased at the Richard Rodgers Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com. The playing schedule for In The Heights is as follows: Tuesdays and Sundays at 7pm, Monday, Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. There will be added performances Wednesday, November 24 at 8pm, Friday, November 26 at 2pm, Wednesday, December 22 at 2pm and 8pm, and Wednesday, December 29 at 2pm and 8pm. There will be no performances Sunday, November 28, Friday, December 24, Saturday, December 25 at 2pm, Friday December 31, and Sunday, January 2 at 7pm. Please contact www.ticketmaster.com for special holiday pricing.