The First Breeze of Summer 2008

Opened: August 21, 2008
Closing: October 19, 2008

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IN THE HEIGHTS Comes to Center REP in May
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

Center Repertory Company kicks off the summer with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' exuberant Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights. From the creator of Hamilton comes this jubilant story of New York's Washington Heights neighborhood and its vibrant community.

Miracle Chance, Ellis Kirk & More to Join HEATHERS at The Other Palace This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

Heathers the Musical, will be ushering in a new cast from 21st February at The Other Palace, with the show now booking until 3 September 2023.

World Premiere of HOW BLOOD GO to Open at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theater in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

Congo Square Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of How Blood Go by Cleveland-based playwright Lisa Langford, a provocative – and wholly topical – story of two family members who are subject to medical experiments without their consent, 50 years apart.

MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES to be Presented at Yale Repertory Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

Yale Repertory Theatre will start the second half of its 2022–23 season with Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Laurie Woolery, March 10–April 1 at the University Theatre.

Lesher Center Announces 22/23 Season Featuring IN THE HEIGHTS & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

From breathtaking contemporary dance to internationally acclaimed musicians, a rollicking celebration of Patsy Cline to a hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, theLesher Center for the Arts will present a remarkable year of arts and cultural offerings for Bay Area arts lovers.

Yale Repertory Theatre to Present BETWEEN TWO KNEES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Yale Repertory Theatre will conclude its 2022 season with Between Two Knees. The play, written by the intertribal sketch comedy troupe The 1491s and directed by Eric Ting, is presented with Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Between Two Knees will be performed May 12–June 4 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street).

Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces New Book IN THE HEIGHTS: FINDING HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced that he will be releasing a new book, In the Heights: Finding Home! The book, which will be published on June 22, 2021, has reunited Miranda with Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize–winning librettist of In the Heights, and screenwriter of the film.

IN THE HEIGHTS Movie - Everything You Need To Know About the
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 24, 2021

Find out the new summer 2021 release date for HBO Max & movie theaters, who's in it, and other fun facts.BroadwayWorld put together a list of information you should know before diving into the film of IN THE HEIGHTS.

IN THE HEIGHTS And More Announced For Summer Theater Season In Saugatuck
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 theater season at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts including: from Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton,) In The Heights, the hilarious comedy Unnecessary Farce, and the 4-time Tony winning musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

BWW Feature: MICHAEL KAHN & FRIENDS, Off The Record At The Shakespeare Theatre Of Washington
by Mary Lincer - May 21, 2019

The fun of an evening such as this week's 'Michael Kahn & Friends, Off the Record: The Lansburgh Years, 1992-2007' derives from the relaxed, unscripted content provided by those who usually offer scripts to an audience. The three actors and one former administrative colleague who joined Kahn at the Harman Wednesday to visit memory lane required little prompting by moderator Tom Story to recall and reminisce about their work with the Shakespeare Theatre Company during the Lansburgh Years. Once Story asked each to remember his/her first meeting with Michael Kahn, a series of photos of past productions drove the evening of anecdotes.

Yale Rep Presents KISS By Guillermo Calderón
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 2, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents KISS by Guillermo Calderon, directed by Evan Yionoulis, April 27-May 19, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, May 3.

David Robertson To Conduct the New York Phil In 27th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2018

David Robertson will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3, Organ, with Philharmonic organist Kent Tritle, at the 27th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 28, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance; ticket distribution will begin at 6:00 p.m. The audio of the performance will be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting. The program will be presented without intermission.

The 17th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Lineup With Narrative, Documentary, & Animated Shorts
by Macon Prickett - Mar 13, 2018

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 55 diverse and engaging short films in competition, including 29 world premieres. The selected shorts include a cross-section of international and U.S. filmmakers and were curated from a record 4,754 submissions. For the second year running, 40% of the selections are directed by female filmmakers. The short films will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, which consist of five narrative, three documentary, one animation, and one hybrid program. The program will also include special screenings and the 12th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts Film program, sponsored by Nutella®, runs throughout the Festival, April 18-29.

Windstar Cruises and The James Beard Foundation Elevate Culinary Travel Experiences with New Multi-Year Exclusive Partnership
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 21, 2018

Windstar Cruises and the James Beard Foundation are serving up the best reasons to explore the world through expert-led, locally-inspired cruise cuisine, as the award-winning small ship cruise line and preeminent American culinary organization sign a multi-year agreement to continue their exclusive partnership, through early 2021. The long-term partnership is a result of past successes of the unique travel-culinary program, which hand-picks acclaimed culinary experts to share their knowledge of cuisines of the world with travelers, and showcases exclusive recipes and experiences on sailings across Windstar's fleet of six elegant ships. The relationship began in 2016 and grew in 2017 into an exclusive partnership naming Windstar the Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation, a title that embodies the line's commitment to elevated epicurean experiences around the world.

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces BROADWAY CONCERT SERIES
by Julie Musbach - Dec 20, 2017

The 2018 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company kicks off with five intimate concerts by award-winning stars of the Great White Way, including Tony Award-winner FAITH PRINCE (Guys and Dolls), L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winner JASON GRAAE (RTC's Return to the Forbidden Planet, Falsettos), Helen Hayes Award-winners DAVID BURNHAM (The Light in the Piazza) and TAMI TAPPAN (RTC's Streetcar Named Desire, Miss Saigon), husband-and-wife duo MEGAN MCGINNIS and ADAM HALPIN (Daddy Long Legs), Ovation nominee ERIC KUNZE (Evita), and Nashville-based singer MELISSA HAMMANS (Back to the Garden).

HAMILTUNES - An American Sing-a-Long Announced for The Moonlight
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2017

The sing-a-long phenomenon that is sweeping the nation, Hamiltunes, is being presented by Moonlight Stage Productions for one night only on Tues., Sept. 19 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but tickets to attend are required and can be reserved online at

Michael Stiggers to Headline Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at O'Neill Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Producers have announced the full cast for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July.

Michael Stiggers to Headline Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at O'Neill Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Producers have announced the full cast for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July.

Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops Season to Close with 'ELLA & LOUIS'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing —the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong during the final weekend of the 2016-2017 PNC Pops season on June 16-18 at Heinz Hall.

AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2017

Watch as love unfolds in the bold musical Aida from Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice. The Moonlight premiere of Aida opens the 37th season of Moonlight Stage Productions from June 14-July 1, 2017. The enchanting musical production is based on the opera by the same name by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. The love Aida and Radames has for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit

Youth Theatre Company Kicks Off New Space and New Arts Opportunities With Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 13, 2017

Gateway Center for Performing Arts' Youth Theatre Company will conclude its 2016-2017 Mainstage Season with Tony Award-winning In The Heights, featuring music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the Broadway hip hop sensation Hamilton. In The Heights performs at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, 3125 S. Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63139, April 7th-9th.

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16.

Rubin Museum Announces March Talks, Music, Films, Meditation and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Rubin Museum has announced its March programs.

Rubin Museum Announces March Talks, Music, Films, Meditation and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Rubin Museum has announced its March programs.

Porchlight's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Fourth and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec. 31, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes.


The First Breeze of Summer has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1975 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2008.
The First Breeze of Summer has been nominated for Outstanding Costume Design at The Lortels, with Karen Perry receiving the nomination.