Tickets Now Available for IN THE HEIGHTS Reunion Benefit!
Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League, in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and the United Palace of Cultural Arts has announced that Broadway's 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS will be coming back to the stage in the form of a special, one-night only concert aptly named IN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT.
The concert will take place at The United Palace of Cultural Arts on February 11th, 2013. Tickets went on sale today, December 14 at Telecharge.com. The event, taking place near the 5th anniversary of the show's opening night on Broadway, marks the first time ever members of the original Broadway and National tour cast including actor/composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, Chris Jackson, Olga Merediz, Mandy Gonzalez, Robin De Jesús, Janet Dacal and others, will join together to bring IN THE HEIGHTS back to the uptown neighborhood that inspired it all.
The Broadway League's Viva Broadway initiative, a new audience development partnership with the Hispanic community to help bridge the world of Broadway with Latino audiences around the country, has embraced IN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT as one of its signature events for 2013. The long-term initiative aims to increase awareness about Broadway while culturally enriching lives, bringing families together, and building new careers in the theatre. A surplus of ticket sales proceeds will go towards The Broadway League's Family First Nights, a nationwide program specifically designed to encourage at risk families to attend theatre on a regular basis and to local arts programs in Washington Heights.
With the 2009 Grammy Award win for IN THE HEIGHTS Original Broadway Cast Album, IN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT features an exciting stand up concert event featuring such memorable songs as "Breathe," "96,000," "When You're Home," and "In The Heights." Tony-award nominated director Thomas Kail and Tony-award winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire are returning for the concert presentation, along with Tony-nominated original lighting and sound designers Howell Binkley and Nevin Steinberg. IN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT is produced by its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and co-produced by Stephen Gabriel and Luis A. Miranda, Jr.
"IN THE HEIGHTS has always been a celebration of the community in Washington Heights. It has been my dream to bring that celebration back to the neighborhood," said Lin-Manuel Miranda. "I'm thrilled to bring IN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT to United Palace of Cultural Arts, an incredible venue in the heart of Upper Manhattan. I'm also looking forward to sharing the stage with my IN THE HEIGHTS family again. It's going to be an amazing night."