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Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'

 

The 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights welcomes platinum recording artist and 2007 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks last night, August 19th, making her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Sparks will play a limited 12 week engagement through Sunday, November 14, 2010. 

As of tonight, IN THE HEIGHTS stars Jordin SparksKyle Beltranmarcy HarriellPriscilla Lopez,Bianca MarroquinOlga Merediz, Rick Négron, Clifton OliverCourtney ReedJon Rua and Shaun Taylor-Corbett with Tony Chiroldes, Sharona D'Ornellas, Rosie Lani FiedelmanMarcus Paul James,Jennifer LockeDoreen MontalvoNoah Rivera, Eliseo Román, Gabrielle RuizMarcos Santana,Rickey TrippWillis WhiteMichael BalderramaBlanca CamachoAllison Thomas LeeAlejandra ReyesNancy Ticotin and Daniel J. Watts.

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, andAlex 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 KailAlex 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 byHowell Binkley and sound by ACME Sound Partners. In The Heights is produced by Kevin McCollumJeffrey SellerJill Furman Willis, Sander JacobsRobyn Goodman/Walt GrossmanPeter 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.

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.

 

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
The Curtain Call...

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks and Clifton Oliver

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks and Clifton Oliver

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks and Clifton Oliver

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks and Clifton Oliver

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks with ensemble cast including Priscilla Lopezmarcy Harriell, Kyle Beltran, Clifton Oliver, Bianca Marroquin, Courtney Reed & Jon Rua

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks with ensemble cast including Priscilla Lopezmarcy Harriell, Kyle Beltran, Clifton Oliver, Bianca Marroquin, Courtney Reed & Jon Rua

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks with ensemble cast including Priscilla Lopezmarcy Harriell, Kyle Beltran, Clifton Oliver, Bianca Marroquin, Courtney Reed & Jon Rua

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Clifton Oliver, Jordin Sparks & Bianca Marroquin

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks & Bianca Marroquin

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Backstage...

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks and her proud mother!

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Kyle Beltran

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks and Kyle Beltran

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Shaun Taylor-Corbett, Jordin Sparks and Kyle Beltran

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Dina Manzo ( New Jersey Housewives )

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo & Dina Manzo ( New Jersey Housewives )

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Dina Manzo ( New Jersey Housewives )

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo & Dina Manzo ( New Jersey Housewives )

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo & Dina Manzo ( New Jersey Housewives )

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Dina Manzo ( New Jersey Housewives )

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Dina Manzo ( New Jersey Housewives )

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Meaghan Martin

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Meaghan Martin and Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Meaghan Martin and Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Meaghan Martin and Jordin Sparks

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo, Jordin Sparks & Dina Manzo

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo, Jordin Sparks & Dina Manzo

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Caroline Manzo, Jordin Sparks & Dina Manzo

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks, Kyle Beltran, Caroline Manzo & Dina Manzo

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
Jordin Sparks, Kyle Beltran, Caroline Manzo, Dina Manzo and Meaghan Martin

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'
The IN THE HEIGHTS Family and Special Guests!

Photo Coverage: Jordin Sparks Debuts in 'IN THE HEIGHTS'


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