Lin-Manuel Miranda Speaks at Wesleyan, Where His In the Heights Will Return (Video)

News   Lin-Manuel Miranda Speaks at Wesleyan, Where His In the Heights Will Return (Video)
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who penned the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights during his time at Wesleyan University, returned to his alma mater to discuss the beginnings of his award-winning show.

In the Heights will be presented Nov. 12-16 at the CFA Theater.

With a book by Wesleyan's Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater Quiara Alegría Hudes, In the Heights received 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score (Miranda, Theater '02), Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, Music '02).

The Wesleyan production is a collaboration between the music and theatre departments.

Associate professor of theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento will direct, with music direction by adjunct assistant professor of music Nadya Potemkina.

In the Heights, according to Wesleyan, "tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega 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 struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind." The CFA Theater is located at 271 Washington Terrace in Middletown, CT. For more information, click here.

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