IN THE HEIGHTS National Tour Ends Tonight
The IN THE HEIGHTS National Tour will close tonight April 3, 2011 at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida.IN THE HEIGHTS, which features music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2008. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning three, including Best Musical.IN THE HEIGHTS tells the intertwined stories of various characters living in the Dominican Republic neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. The music of IN THE HEIGHTS is very different from the familiar Broadway style as it fuses music genres of Latin, hip-hop, soul and rap.
In The Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, 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. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
In The Heights opened on Broadway to wide critical acclaim March 9, 2008. 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.
"In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams," a "Great Performances" special chronicling the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-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 by Lin-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). In The Heights is produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill FurmanWillis, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman/Walt Grossman, Peter Fine and Sonny Everett/Mike Skipper with associate producers Ruth Hendel and Harold Newman. www.intheheightsthemusical.com