STAGE TUBE: Sparks is 'Home' in HEIGHTS!
A promotional teaser for American Idol Jordan Sparks' run in Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS has been released! In it, Sparks is heard singing "When You're Home" on the streets of New York. BroadwayWorld brings you a special look at the video below!
The 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights welcomes platinum recording artist and 2007 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks, making her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario, beginning Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Sparks will play a limited 12 week engagement through Sunday, November 14, 2010. Also beginning Thursday, August 19, Kyle Beltran joins the cast as Usnavi after playing the role across the country in the National Tour of In the Heights. Clifton Oliver will join the cast as Benny beginning Monday, August 16, 2010. As previously announced, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, direct from the national tour of In the Heights, will join the cast as Sonny on Thursday, July 29, 2010, replacing Jon Rua who will step into the role of Graffiti Pete.
Jordin Sparks has been performing from a young age and stands alone as the youngest contestant to ever win "American Idol." At the age of 16, she auditioned for the show and within a few months went on to win the hearts of fans and the Idol judges. She has since become a platinum and award winning recording artist. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2007 on 19 Recordings/Jive Records and went on to sell over 1.6 million copies worldwide and produced three Top 5 hits on Billboard's Pop singles chart including: "Tattoo," "No Air," and "One Step At A Time." Cumulatively, these popular singles have sold almost 9 million downloads/ringtones. In addition to winning an American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist and receiving two MTV Video Music Award nominations for Best Female Video and Best New Artist; she earned one of the music industry's highest honors with a 2008 Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "No Air." On June 2nd Sparks kicks off The Battlefield Tour, Presented by MIKE AND IKE®. Her sophomore album, Battlefield, contains the album title hit single and the bona-fide dance smash, "S.O.S (Let The Music Play)." In the last three years Jordin has also toured extensively around the world with artists such as Alicia Keys, The Jonas Brothers and Britney Spears. This multi-faceted performer is also known for her philanthropy, which includes her own project, the I'm M.A.D. Are You? campaign as well as other charitable efforts.
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