Playbill has confirmed that Ghostlight Records will release the a newly remastered vinyl edition of the In the Heights cast album. Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also starred in the Tony-winning musical, took to Twitter to announce a 2018 release, which would mark the tenth anniversary of the show's opening on Broadway.
The release will be one of several Broadway albums seeing new vinyl pressings, including Miranda's current Broadway hit Hamilton, Hello, Dolly!, Dear Evan Hansen, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
In the Heights marked the Tony-, Grammy-, and Pulitzer-winning Miranda's Broadway debut as both a writer and performer. Miranda led the cast as Usnavi, alongside a company that included fellow Hamilton alums Mandy Gonzalez, Christopher Jackson, Karen Olivo, and Seth Stewart, as well as Priscilla Lopez, Robin de Jesús, Janet Dacal, Andréa Burns, and Olga Merediz. The show won four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The show's cast recording, originally released June 2008, debuted at number one on Billboard's Cast Albums chart, and number 82 on the Billboard 200. The album was produced by Kurt Deutsch and Andrés Levin for Ghostlight Records and was mastered by Tom Coyne.