By Jack Rico
01.14.2013 | By Jack Rico |
(New York, NY) –January 14th, 2013 –Today, Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League, in collaboration with 5000 Broadway Productions and the United Palace of Cultural Arts is thrilled to announce the full company for In The Heights: In Concert, a special, one-night only benefit concert at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights taking place on Monday, February 11th at 8pm.
Joining composer-lyricist and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda on stage will be original Broadway cast members Christopher Jackson, Karen Olivo, Olga Merediz, Robin De Jesus, Mandy Gonzales, Andrea Burns, Seth Stewart, Janet Dacal, and Eliseo Roman. Rick Negron and Natalie Toro, from the In The Heights Broadway run and 1st National Tour respectively, will be filling out the principal roles.
Original Broadway ensemble members Doreen Montalvo, Tony Chiroldes, Nina LaFarga, Rosie Lani Friedelman, Afra Hines, Javier Munoz, Luis Salgado, Shawn Taylor-Corbett, Rickey Tripp, Michael Balderama, Blanca Camacho, Rogelio Douglas, Jr. and Stephanie Klemons will also be returning for the concert.
Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League that aims to promote Broadway theatre within the Latino community, presents the concert. Tickets are currently available via Telecharge.com.
After a six-month, award-winning off-Broadway run in 2007, In the Heights began previews on Broadway Feb. 14, 2008. The musical opened on Broadway March 9, 2008, and recouped its $10 million investment in ten months. It concluded its Broadway run Jan. 9, 2011, after 1,185 performances.
In the Heights earned Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score, as well as Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman).
The concert is produced by Miranda, along with Stephen Gabriel and Luis A. Miranda, Jr.
In the Heights, according to the creators, “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.”
Tickets for IN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT may be purchased online by visiting Telecharge.com (212-239-6200).For additional information on IN THE HEIGHTS: IN CONCERT, please visit www.linmanuel.com, www.manhattantimesnews.com and www.broadwayleague.com.