Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, In The Heights, is returning to London after proving a huge hit at Southwark Playhouse last year. The production opens at King’s Cross Theatre on October 3.
In The Heights is an uplifting and inspiring visit to Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee 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 unforgettable Latin and hip-hop infused score, this is a ground-breaking contemporary 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 2008 where it was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning four. It also won the 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
In The Heights is directed by Luke Sheppard, associate director of Matilda in the West End and on Broadway and choreography is by Drew McOnie (Bugsy Malone, Oklahoma! & Chicago).
Said Sheppard: “We were overwhelmed by the response at Southwark and it’s a real privilege to be able to revisit this extraordinary musical.
“We’ve thought long and hard about the right way to bring the show back to London while keeping the experience up close and personal, and this is a brilliant space for us to take over and immerse our audience in the sounds and sweat of this passion-infused piece”.
In The Heights was conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with music and lyrics by Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
In The Heights will run at the King’s Cross Theatre from October 3-November 1.