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The The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its booking period for the second time, to 10 April 2016, at King's Cross Theatre. It had previously been taking bookings to 3 January 2016.
The musical originally opened on Broadway in 2008. It was conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also wrote the music and lyrics, along with a book by Quiara Alegria Hudges. The original production ran for 1,184 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and won four Tony Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It also enjoyed a successful run last year at the Southwark Playhouse in south London.
In The Heights is set in the heart of the Washington Heights community of upper Manhattan and follows their daily struggles, dreams, ambitions and family pressures. Miranda's score features a mix of Latin and hip-hop inspired numbers, bringing the traditions of musical theatre and the reality of the Heights to the stage.
The production is directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Drew McOnie, set design by takis, lighting by Howard Hudson and sound by Gareth Owen. The producers are Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills Ltd.