In The Heights extends to October 2016
The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its booking period at the King's Cross Theatre to 30 October 2016.
The show transferred from the Southwark Playhouse where it opened at the purpose build King's Cross Theatre on 3 October 2015.
The King’s Cross Theatre is a brand new purpose built 1,000-seat venue at King's Cross Station. The venue is also home to The Railway Children which has recently extended its and will continue to play in rep with In The Heights.
The cast of In The Heights currently features David Bedella (Kevin), Josie Benson (Camila), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (Daniela), Sam Mackay (Usnavi), Sarah Naudi (Carla), Eve Polycarpou (Abuela), Vas Constanti (Piragua Guy), Lily Frazer (Nina), Antoine Murray-Straughan (Graffiti Pete), Joe Aaron Reid (Benny) Cleve September (Sonny), Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Michael Cortez, Gabriela Garcia, Reiss Hinds, Alexandra Sarmiento, Spin and Philippa Stefani.
The musical originally opened on Broadway in 2008 and 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.
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 show is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills Ltd.