One of the capital’s newest venues, the King’s Cross Theatre, welcomes an award-winning masterpiece from November as In The Heights, a popular Broadway hit, makes its way to the stage under the direction of Luke Sheppard. It will be an opportunity to see a show from the mind of rapper Lin-Manuel Miranda, who put together the show last decade.
The musical production also features an array of songs that have been penned by Miranda, the composer and lyricist, and Quiara Alegria Hudges, who wrote the book, whilst the choreography is by Drew McOnie.
With hip hop and other musical styles forming the basis of the songs, the story of In The Heights takes audiences to the Washington Heights neighbourhood of New York City, made up mostly of Dominican-American residents. Here we meet an ensemble cast of characters and over the course of three days we see their daily routines and pressures.
It is a story that has earned the production numerous awards. The show has been the recipient of everything from Tony Awards to a Grammy Award, with a Pulitzer Prize nomination also amongst the accolades. Among its Tony Awards was the award for Best Musical, which saw it beat out the likes of Cry-Baby and Xanadu.
And it all comes from the mind of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the hip hop artist who has also taken on acting roles over the years. He appeared in the Broadway version of In The Heights, whilst also taking on roles in the likes of Modern Family. In addition to In The Heights, he also put together the music and lyrics of Bring It On: The Musical.
A venue originally purpose-built for The Railway Children, the King’s Cross Theatre welcomes In The Heights from October 2015.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 4th January 2017|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 7th January 2017|
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