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Southwark's IN THE HEIGHTS Headed to London

WhatsOnStage has confirmed that Southwark Playhouse's IN THE HEIGHTS will transfer to London. No word yet on dates or a venue, but BroadwayWorld will bring you the news as soon as we have the official details!

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS, made its London premiere at Southwark Playhouse last May.

The cast featured Nathan Amzi as Piragua Guy, David Bedella as Kevin, Josie Benson as Camilla, Damian Buhagiar as Sonny, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Daniela, Emma Kingston as Vanessa, Jonny Labey as Graffitti Pete, Sam Mackay as Usnavi, Christina Modestou as Nina,Sarah Naudi as Carla, Eve Polycarpou as Abuela and Wayne Robinson as Benny, with Courtney-Mae Briggs, Reiss Hinds, Holly James and Dex Lee.

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS is an exhilarating journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan's most vibrant communities - 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 struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping story and incredible Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights is a groundbreaking 21st century musical about what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.

IN THE HEIGHTS opened at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre in February 2008. The production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The London Premiere was directed by Luke Sheppard, Associate Director of Matilda in the West End / Broadway, and also Singin' In The Rain at Chichester Festival Theatre / Palace Theatre. It was choreographed by Drew McOnie, whose recent work includes the critically acclaimed new production of Chicago at Leicester's Curve Theatre and The McOnie Company's inaugural production Drunk at the Bridewell Theatre.

IN THE HEIGHTS is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Drew McOnie, musical supervision by Tom Deering (From Here To Eternity, The Color Purple), design by takis, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen.


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