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BWW TV: Miranda Talks HEIGHTS on the RoadBWW TV: Miranda Talks HEIGHTS on the Road
by Audra Stafford - June 30, 2010

Broadway/L.A. presented the opening of the Pantages Theatre engagement of IN THE HEIGHTS on June 23, 2010. The show, which won four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical as well as the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, will now play through Sunday, July 25th. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award®-winning creator, composer-lyricist and original star of Broadway's IN THE HEIGHTS, reprises the lead role of ‘Usnavi' in the shows Southern California premiere engagement at the historic Pantages Theatre. BroadwayWorld reporter Audra Stafford went behind the scenes of HEIGHTS with Miranda to talk about revisiting the role he made famous on Broadway on the road. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Hispanic Federation Anniversary GalaPhoto Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda Hosts Hispanic Federation Anniversary Gala
by Jennifer Forchelli - April 30, 2010

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony & Grammy award-winning creator & composer of hit Broadway musical In The Heights hosted The Hispanic Federation's 20th Anniversary Gala as the organization honored five Latino trailblazers including Miranda's mentor and father Luis A. Miranda, founding president of the Hispanic Federation; Nina Garcia, the New York Times Best-Selling author and judge on hit show Project Runway, Angel Sánchez; world-renowned Latin American fashion designer; Mike Fernandez, Vice-President of State Farm Insurance; Willie Colon, internationally acclaimed recording artist and humanitarian. The night of celebration, held at the Waldorf Astoria, included a special performance by Willie Colon. Project Runway star Tim Gunn also made a special appearance, alongside Broadway stars Corbin Bleu and Karen Olivio. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the evening's starry arrivals. (more...)
Klein Hired to Adapt IN THE HEIGHTS for Film; Filming to Start in AugustKlein Hired to Adapt IN THE HEIGHTS for Film; Filming to Start in August
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2010

Variety is reporting that Marc Klein has taken over writing the adaption of In the Heights for the big screen. It was previously announced that the screenplay would be penned by the show's scribe, Quiara Alegria Hudes, but the team is looking to 'give the project a fresh set of eyes.' The paper also reports that Klein will be working closely with Lin-Manuel Miranda who will be reprising his starring role as they aim to start filming this August, in New York City. No other details have yet been revealed other than the expected addition of an additional song, written for the film. (more...)
Sutton Foster Inaugurates New Bway Playhouse; Miranda-Revised WORKING Slated for 2011Sutton Foster Inaugurates New Bway Playhouse; Miranda-Revised WORKING Slated for 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - April 6, 2010

Tony winner and Broadway legend Sutton Foster will come to Chicago for a weekend of performances this September, when 'An Evening With Sutton Foster' kicks off programming at the renovated and renamed Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, it was announced this morning. At a press conference at the theater, previously known as the Drury Lane Theatre, Water Tower Place, Lou Raizin, president of Broadway In Chicago, announced.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Talks IN THE HEIGHTS With Regis and KellySTAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Talks IN THE HEIGHTS With Regis and Kelly
by BroadwayWorld TV - February 18, 2010

Corbin Bleu recently visited Live With Regis and Kelly to talk about joining the cast of IN THE HEIGHTS on Broadway. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Comes To The Benedum Center 2/2-7IN THE HEIGHTS Comes To The Benedum Center 2/2-7
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2010

In the Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album comes to Pittsburgh's Benedum Center on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 for six nights of spectacular performances. (more...)
Fil-Am Actress Arielle Jacobs Plays Lead In IN THE HEIGHTS National TourFil-Am Actress Arielle Jacobs Plays Lead In IN THE HEIGHTS National Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - January 11, 2010

Filipino-American actress Arielle Jacobs is currently playing the lead role of Nina Rosario in the first national tour of Tony and Grammy-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS. The tour kicked off in Tampa, Florida last October 27, 2009 and will end in Costa Mesa, California on August 15, 2010. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Looks Ahead to New Projects
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 2010

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Meets Supreme Court Justice SotomayorLin-Manuel Miranda Meets Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor
by BWW News Desk - December 29, 2009

In The Heights mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and a chance encounter with another famous Latino, newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor recently at a Long Island restaurant, USA Today reports. (more...)
BWW REVIEWS: IN THE HEIGHTS Tour Really Heats Up Chicago's WinterBWW REVIEWS: IN THE HEIGHTS Tour Really Heats Up Chicago's Winter
by Paul W. Thompson - December 18, 2009

Those folks you will see sweating in Chicago's Loop for the next three weeks won't be working too hard, wearing too many clothes or worrying about the local real estate market. They will merely be lucky Chicago theatergoers, responding to the warmth, light and fire of the very first touring production of the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, "In The Heights." (more...)
Kenny Ortega to Helm IN THE HEIGHTS Flick; Lin-Manuel Miranda to StarKenny Ortega to Helm IN THE HEIGHTS Flick; Lin-Manuel Miranda to Star
by Movies News Desk - December 14, 2009

Kenny Ortega will direct a big screen adaptation of the Tony Award winning musical In the Heights, according to Variety. The film will be the director's follow-up to Michael Jackson's This is It. The film will be made by Universal pictures starring the show's creator and leading performer Lin-Manuel Miranda. The screenplay will be penned by the show's scribe, Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)
From 'High School' to the 'Heights' - Corbin Bleu to Join IN THE HEIGHTS Jan. 25From 'High School' to the 'Heights' - Corbin Bleu to Join IN THE HEIGHTS Jan. 25
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2009

Variety is reporting that Corbin Bleu will be the first star of the popular High School Musical film franchise to hit Broadway when he steps into the role of bodega owner Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS. Bleu will star in the show from January 25 - April 25, 2010. (more...)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Rhymes His Corbin Bleu Endorsement on BWW's Message BoardsLin-Manuel Miranda Rhymes His Corbin Bleu Endorsement on BWW's Message Boards
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2009

Corbin Bleu will be the first star of the popular High School Musical film franchise to hit Broadway when he steps into the role of bodega owner Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS. Bleu will star in the show from January 25 - April 25, 2010. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Debuts In Minnesota At The Orpheum Theatre 12/1-6
by BWW News Desk - December 6, 2009

In the Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, debuts in Minnesota at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre, Dec. 1-6, 2009. (more...)
Ars Nova Announces New Members For Play Group 2010Ars Nova Announces New Members For Play Group 2010
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2009

Ars Nova (Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Jon Steingart and Jenny Wiener Steingart, Executive Producers) proudly announce new members for its 2010 Play Group. (more...)
Actors Fund's Holiday Online 'Auction of 1000 Stars' Open Now Thru 12/10Actors Fund's Holiday Online 'Auction of 1000 Stars' Open Now Thru 12/10
by BWW News Desk - December 2, 2009

The Actors Fund's Auction of 1000 Stars Holiday Edition is live for bidding online through December 10. The event will raise money to support the entertainment charity. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Debuts In Minnesota At The Orpheum Theatre 12/1-6
by BWW News Desk - December 1, 2009

In the Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, debuts in Minnesota at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre, Dec. 1-6, 2009. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Hits The Stage In Columbus 11/24-29 At The Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2009

Broadway musical In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Hits The Stage In Columbus 11/24-29 At The Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2009

Broadway musical In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS Opens 11/10 At The Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2009

IN THE HEIGHTS, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from November 10-22. (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS National Tour Plays St. Louis, 11/10 - 11/22
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2009

IN THE HEIGHTS, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, will be making a stop on its national tour at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis from November 10-22. (more...)
REVIEW: Lively Production of IN THE HEIGHTS Takes the Stage at the Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - November 13, 2009

The Tony award winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS takes the stage at the Fox Theatre for an extended run. The show examines the lives of the various characters that populate the New York neighborhood known as Washington Heights, and features an infectious mix of rap and Latin music styles. It's an exuberant production filled with plenty of good humor, and it features a positive, upbeat message which will linger in your mind long after the show has ended. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: 'When You're Home' Lin-Manuel Miranda on SESAME STREET!STAGE TUBE: 'When You're Home' Lin-Manuel Miranda on SESAME STREET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 11, 2009

Sesame Street, the world's largest informal children's educator, celebrates its 40th birthday on November 10, 2009, the exact day the series debuted on television four decades ago, with everything you love about Sesame Street and more: new block format, new show open, new nature curriculum and our new First Lady Michelle Obama! Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the 2008 Tony Award winning musical In The Heights will also guest on the series this season too! You can watch a sneak peek of his new character right here on STAGE TUBE! (more...)
The Varley Factor: Let's Bring Jay-Z and Alicia Keys to BroadwayThe Varley Factor: Let's Bring Jay-Z and Alicia Keys to Broadway
by Eddie Varley - November 11, 2009

Welcome to The Varley Factor, BroadwayWorld.com's newest ongoing blog series from Creative Director, Eddie Varley. Look for 'The Factor' to bring you Varley's unique brand of commentary on all things theatrical... Get ready Broadway! (more...)
SESAME STREET Celebrates 40 Years, New Season Debuts 11/10, First Lady, Miranda & More to Guest
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2009

Sesame Street, the world's largest informal children's educator, celebrates its 40th birthday on November 10, 2009, the exact day the series debuted on television four decades ago, with everything you love about Sesame Street and more: new block format, new show open, new nature curriculum and our new First Lady Michelle Obama! (more...)

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