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The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights will transfer to King's Cross Theatre from 3 October 2015, for a limited four week period until 1 November 2015, following a successful run last year at the Southwark Playhouse in south London. Tickets will go on sale from Friday 10th July 2015.
King’s Cross Theatre is a brand new purpose built 1,000-seat venue at King's Cross Station. The venue is currently home to The Railway Children which has recently extended its run until 3rd January 2016 and will continue to play in rep with In The Heights.
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.
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 will be 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.