Yesterday, August 2, the cast and creative team of the 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights, starring Corbin Bleu, toasted their 1,000th performance on Broadway. Partaking in the toast was In the Heights mastermind himself, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently joined the Heights tour out west. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the celebration, and brings you official photo coverage below.
In the Heights currently stars Corbin Bleu, Bianca Marroquin, Janet Dacal, Marcy Harriell, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Rick Négron, Courtney Reed, Jon Rua, and Shaun Taylor-Corbett and tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood - 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.
In the Heights opened on Broadway to wide critical acclaim March 9, 2008 and continues to play the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
In addition to winning the 2008 Tony Award® for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's creator, won the Tony Award® for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for Best Orchestrations. The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Show Album, and Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on the smash hit musical. "In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams," a Great Performances special chronicling the personal stories of composer/lyricistLin-Manuel Miranda and the Broadway cast of IN THE HEIGHTS in the months leading up to opening night, premiered on PBS stations across the country in May.
With a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award® nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes and conceived byLin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS is directed by Joseph A. Callaway Award-winner and Tony Award® nominee Thomas Kail. The music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. IN THE HEIGHTS also features Tony® nominated scenic design (Anna Louizos), costumes (Paul Tazewell), lighting (Howell Binkley), and sound (ACME Sound Partners).
For tickets and more information, visit www.intheheightsthemusical.com.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.