It seems audiences know quality when they see it. The sensational musical, In The Heights, has extended its booking for the third time after its original four-week slot at London’s King’s Cross Theatre proved woefully inadequate.
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is now booking for an additional six months until October 30. Tickets are on sale now. In The Heights (read my five star review bit.ly/1Mzq0M5) returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014.
In The Heights is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into 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.
But 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, In The Heights 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.
The cast currently features David Bedella (The Rocky Horror Show), Josie Benson (Sweeney Todd), Vas Constanti (Flashdance), Jade Ewen (Sugababes), Lily Frazer (Cats), Philippa Stefani (Ghost the Musical), Sam Mackay (Wonder.land), Antoine Murray-Straughan (Cats), Sarah Naudi, Eve Polycarpou (Mother Courage and Her Children), Joe Aaron Reid (Ghost, Broadway) and Cleve September. The cast also includes Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Michael Cortez, Gabriela Garcia, Reiss Hinds, Alexandra Sarmiento and Spin.
Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of In the Heights. He also originated the lead role of Usnavi for which he received a Tony-Award nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. It is choreographed by Drew McOnie, who won the 2015 Off West End Award for Best Choreography for In The Heights at Southwark Playhouse.
King’s Cross Theatre is a brand new purpose built theatre at King’s Cross Station. The venue is also home to The Railway Children which will play in rep with In The Heights. King’s Cross Theatre features a late night bar at performances of In The Heights, opening an hour before every performance until late, with live music and DJs after certain performances.