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Photo Coverage: 'In the Heights' Films TV Commercial

On Tuesday, July 24th, In the Heights filmed a TV commercial on location in Washington Heights to promote its upcoming Broadway engagement.

Taking part in the commercial shoot were Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast and creative team of In The Heights, as well as producers Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Jill Furman, among others.

In the Heights will begin previews on Thursday, February 14, 2008, and open Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street).  The new musical played its final performance Off-Broadway at 37 Arts (450 West 37th Street) on Sunday, July 15, 2007 after a run of 33 previews and 181 regular performances. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, In the Heights was directed Off-Broadway by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy BlankenbuehlerAlex Lacamoire was music director and music arrangements were by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman.  Lin-Manuel Miranda also starred in the role of Usnavi.  Full casting for the Broadway production will be confirmed at a later date.

"In the Heights is a quintessential New York musical 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," as described in press notes.  In the Heights also starred Priscilla Lopez, Mandy Gonzalez, Andrea Burns, Christopher Jackson, Robin de Jesus and Karen Olivo, among others.

For more information, please visit www.intheheightsthemusical.com.

 
Eliseo Roman, Robin de Jesus and Karen Olivo


Drew Hodges (SpotCo), Scott Moore (Director Marketing) and Michael Hartman (Publicity)


Ricky Tripp, Jon Rua, Luis Salgado, and Stephanie Klemons


Thomas Kail (Director), Robin de Jesus, Eliseo Roman, Karen Olivo and Mandy Gonzalez


Mandy Gonzalez


The cast and crew


Rosie Lani Fiedelman and Andy Blankenbuehler (Choreographer)


Andy Blankenbuehler rehearsing the dancers


Jon Rua and Ricky Tripp


Ricky Tripp and Jon Rua


Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Ricky Tripp, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Rosie Lani Fiedelman and Luis Salgado


The real residents of Washington Heights watching the events unfold on the street


Christopher Jackson and Mandy Gonzalez


Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Karen OlivoNina LaFarga and ensemble


Ricky Tripp, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Rosie Lani Fiedelman and Luis Salgado


Ricky Tripp, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua, Rosie Lani Fiedelman and Luis Salgado


Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Ricky Tripp, Stephanie Klemons, Jon Rua and Luis Salgado


Andy Blankenbuehler


Reloading the camera


Ricky Tripp, Jon Rua, Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Luis Salgado, Jon Rua, Ricky Tripp, Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Karen Olivo and Nina LaFarga


Jon Rua, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Ricky Tripp, Stephanie Klemons and Luis Salgado


Andy Blankenbuehler


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Priscilla Lopez and John Herrera


Jeffrey Seller (producer) and Thomas Kail

 
Christopher Jackson, Mandy Gonzalez and Lin-Manuel Miranda


Watching the action on a monitor


The real residents of Washington Heights watching the events unfold on the street


Lin-Manuel Miranda


West 192nd St. in Washington Heights


Quiara Alegria Hudes (Book) and Andy Blankenbuehler


Mandy Gonzalez, Priscilla Lopez and Christopher Jackson



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