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Broadway’s Best Musical of 2008 Hits Town – Lively “In The Heights” Debuts at the Curran

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

In the Heights debuted yesterday night at SHN’s Curran Theatre on Geary, but it’ll leave us on June 13th, 2010 so now’s the time to decide if you want to get in on the fun.

Karen D’Souza liked it as did the Yelpers. It’s a simple, straightforward show filled with music, drama and humor – I liked it too. I can see why it won the Tonies a few years back. 

Check if you can get in on some nice $25 seats. And, bonus, Famous Hat Lady Jan Wahl will host a talk-back and Q&A on Friday May 21 and Friday May 28. Deets below.

It’s quite the spectacle:

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These four performers/performances/characters [I’ll get the names confirmed and then add them in], along with that of Rogelio Douglas, Jr. as Benny the dispatcher, stood out for me.

All the deets, see you there!

“IN THE HEIGHTS tells the story of a vibrant community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights – 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 struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. Propelled by the rhythms of hip hop and Latin music – uncommon sounds in musical theater – IN THE HEIGHTS‘ invigorating beat belies a musical steeped in Broadway tradition. IN THE HEIGHTS follows a close-knit community of hard-working Latino immigrants as they strive for a better life; search for love; dream the American Dream; and create a haven, a home, in northernmost Manhattan. The 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album, and is also the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical

A limited number of $25 rush box seats will be available for all performances of In The Heights. These tickets may be purchased on the day of show only and are available 2 hours prior to performance at the Curran Theatre box office. These tickets are available to anyone, with a limit of two tickets per person. Cash only, these tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Valid ID must be presented at the time of purchase. Tickets are VOID IF RESOLD. Resold tickets will not be honored.

Immediately following the performances on Friday May 21 and Friday May 28,Jan Wahl, entertainment reporter for KCBS radio and KRON TV, will host a free talk-back and Q&A with the cast of IN THE HEIGHTS

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The 2008 Tony Awards:

  • Best Musical (winner)
  • Best Book of a Musical – Quiara Alegría Hudes (nominee)
  • Best Original Score (Music or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre – Lin-Manuel Miranda (winner)
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical – Lin-Manuel Miranda (nominee)
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical – Robin De Jesús (nominee)
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical – Olga Merediz (nominee)
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Anna Louizos (nominee)
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical – Paul Tazewell (nominee)
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Howell Binkley (nominee)
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical – Acme Sound Partners (nominee)
  • Best Direction of a Musical – Thomas Kail (nominee)
  • Best Choreography – Andy Blankenbuehler (winner)
  • Best Orchestrations – Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman (winner)
  • Conceived by
    Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Music & Lyrics by
    Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Book by
    Quira Alegria Hudes

    Directed by
    Thomas Kail

    Choreography by
    Andy Blankenbuehler

    Music Direction by
    Alex Lacamoir

    Set Design by
    Anna Louizos

    Costume Design by
    Paul Tazewell

    Lighting Design by
    Howell Binkley

    Sound Design by
    Acme Sound Partners