STAGE TUBE: IN THE HEIGHTS Believes in Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson, who recently left the company of In the Heights after playing leading man Benny since 2002, was presented by his castmates with a truly inspirational tribute video upon his departure. Receivng the help of Rascal Media, which also made IN THE HEIGHTS:CHASING BROADWAY DREAMS, Chris left the cast with this touching sendoff. Check out the video below.
In the Heights opened on Broadway to wide critical acclaim March 9, 2008 and continues to play the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
In addition to winning the 2008 Tony Award® for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's creator, won the Tony Award® for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for Best Orchestrations. The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, and Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on the smash hit musical. "In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams," a Great Performances special chronicling the personal stories of composer/lyricistLin-Manuel Miranda and the Broadway cast of IN THE HEIGHTS in the months leading up to opening night, premiered on PBS stations across the country in May.
With a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award® nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes and conceived byLin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS is directed by Joseph A. Callaway Award-winner and Tony Award® nominee Thomas Kail. The music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. IN THE HEIGHTS also features Tony® nominated scenic design (Anna Louizos), costumes (Paul Tazewell), lighting (Howell Binkley), and sound (ACME Sound Partners).
For tickets and more information, visit www.intheheightsthemusical.com.
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