IN THE HEIGHTS Welcomes The Return Of Jon Rua And Shaun Taylor-Corbett 7/22
Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Jill Furman Willis, the producers of the 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights, announced today that Jon Rua will be Broadway's new "Sonny" for 5 weeks only from Tuesday, June 22, through Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Beginning Monday, July 26, Jon Rua will step into the role of "Graffiti Pete," and beginning Thursday, July 29, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, straight from the national tour of In The Heights, will take over the role of "Sonny." In The Heights currently stars Corbin Bleu (through August 17) and beginning August 19 will star American Idol winner Jordin Sparks.Jon Rua's returns to In the Heights where he made his Broadway debut. Off-Broadway credits include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Stage), In the Heights, Damn Yankees (Encores!). Other NY credits include Bring It On (Twig), Kingdom (The Public, Andres). TV: "Law & Order," "Don Omar." As a Choreographer Jon's work has been seen in various showcases, NCAA/NBA dance teams and benefits all over the east coast, as well as CBS, MTV and NBA Entertainment. Shaun Taylor-Corbett returns to In The Heights where he made his Broadway debut in the original company. Off-Broadway credits include: In The Heights, Altar Boyz (Juan). TV: "Hi-5" on Discovery Kids/TLC (series regular). Shaun's music is availble at www.shauntaylorcorbett.com.Now in its third year at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street), In The Heights is the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda won the 2008 Tony for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won the 2008 Tony for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations. 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 is directed by Thomas Kail. Alex Lacamoire is 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 is 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 Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Costa Mesa, Tempe, San Diego and Japan. 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 with filming beginning this summer. IN THE HEIGHTS currently stars Corbin Bleu, Andréa Burns, Janet Dacal, marcy Harriell, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Rick Négron, Courtney Reed, Noah Rivera and Seth Stewart leading a cast of 28 that features Tony Chiroldes, DWayne Clark, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Marcus Paul James, Nina Lafarga, Jennifer Locke, Doreen Montalvo, Noah Rivera, Eliseo Román, Gabrielle Ruiz, Luis Salgado, Rickey Tripp, Michael Balderrama, Blanca Camacho, Allison Thomas Lee, Alejandra Reyes and Marcos Santana. In The Heights is about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. The music pulses with the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition.Tickets for In The Heights range from $41.50 to $121.50, and can be purchased at the Richard Rodgers Box Office or at www.ticketmaster.com. The playing schedule for In The Heights is as follows: Tuesdays and Sundays at 7pm, Monday, Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.For more information on In The Heights: www.intheheightsthemusical.com
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