BWW TV FLASHBACK EXCLUSIVE: In The Heights Sitzprobe (Never Before Seen Footage!)
After over 1200 performances on Broadway - the multi Tony Award-winning hit, In The Heights, closes this weekend. What better way to bid a fond adios to the beloved show than for BroadwayWorld to present this exclusive video flashback with never-before-seen footage of the sitzprobe (where the original cast and orchestra meet and perform for the first time). No fancy camera work and editing. Just pure raw talent doing what they love most.
The fantastic energy...
The anticipation and excitement of a show ready to hit Broadway...
The sincere and honest reactions to the music and lyrics...
And all before the cast and creative had any idea how much their show would resonate with audience and go on to win Tony awards, a Grammy Award and even a Pulitzer Prize nomination.
So click below to watch this special exclusive - right here on BroadwayWorld.com!
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, recouped its $10 million investment in 10 months. With a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights was directed by Thomas Kail. Alex Lacamoire was music director 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 was 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 won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album. The first national tour of In The Heights launched in October 2009 in Tampa, FL at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and will travel to Tokyo, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Juan, Grand Rapids and Providence.
Last year, In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams premiered on THIRTEEN's Great Performances on PBS HD. IMAGEM MUSIC, the Number #1 independent music publisher in the world, has acquired the worldwide stock and amateur rights to In The Heights. In November, 2008, Universal Pictures acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on In The Heights.
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