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Cast announced for the final months of In The Heights in London
New cast announced for the production's final booking extension.
Producers of the Olivier Award-nominated production of In the Heights at the King's Cross Theatre have announced new cast members for the final extension of the show, which will conclude its run on Sunday 8 January 2017.
Joining the cast from Friday 16 September are Arun Blair-Mangat as 'Benny', Juliet Gough as 'Camilla' and Stephanie Rojas as 'Carla'. Sarah Naudi, who has been with the show since it opened at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014, will play the role of 'Vanessa' and Damian Buhagiar returns to the production as 'Sonny', having originated the role in 2014.
Continuing their roles are Olivier Award winner David Bedella as 'Kevin', Sam Mackay as 'Usnavi', Gabriela Garcia as 'Nina', Norma Attallah as 'Abuela', Jonathan Bishop as 'Graffiti Pete' and Vas Constanti as 'Piragua Guy'. They are joined by: Reiss Hinds, Chritopher Tendai, Michael Cortez, Shanice Burton, Raffaella Covino, Genesis Lynea, Alex Thomas and Tara Young.
In the Heights is described as "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. 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."
The musical is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Drew McOnie, musical supervision by Tom Deering, set design by takis, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen. It is produced in London by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills.
In the Heights won three Olivier Awards at the 2016 ceremony, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Choreographer and Best Supporting Actor for David Bedella.
The production originally ran at the Southwark Playhouse before transferring to the Kings Cross Theatre where it began performances on 3 October 2015. The show is running to 8 January 2017.