Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical 21 CHUMP STREET Set for UK Premiere This November!
London's Tristan Bates Theatre has announced that a musical from HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will have its European debut as part of the theatre's From Page to Stage Showcase. The project offers audiences the opportunity to see four distinctively different pieces in one evening.
Titled 21 CHUMP STREET, the show is a 14-minute musical based on a true story as reported in the series 'This American Life'. It is described as a cautionary tale of a high school honors student who falls for a cute transfer girl. He goes to great lengths to oblige her request for marijuana in the hopes of winning her affection - only to find out that his crush is actually an undercover cop planted in the school to find drug dealers.
The show is scheduled to be performed on November 12 and 19 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM and November 16-18 at 7:30 PM. The other three shows selected to participate are Tim Connor's "Heart of Winter", Grant Black, Murray Lachlan and Elliot Davis' "Rehab" and Leon Parris' "Bananaman the Musical."
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Lin-Manuel Miranda recently won Tony Awards for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) and Best Book of a Musical for HAMILTON. Miranda also starred in the Tony Award-winning show.
His Broadway credits include Composer/Lyricist/Usnavi of In the Heights (four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score, Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations).
Off-Broadway credits: Hamilton (ten Lortel Awards, three Outer Critic Circle Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, the 2015 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical and the2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play); Merrily We Roll Along and tick, tick...BOOM! (both City Center Encores!). With Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel received an Emmy Award for "Bigger" from "The 67th Annual Tony Awards."
TV/film: "Freestyle Love Supreme," "How I Met Your Mother," "Smash," "Do No Harm," "Modern Family," "House," "The Electric Company," "Sesame Street," "The Sopranos," The Odd Life of Timothy Green and 200 Cartas.
Lin-Manuel's music will be featured in Disney's new animated film MOANA. He will soon begin production on the studio's MARY POPPINS reboot, co-starring Emily Blunt.
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