Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights Returning to London

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On the eve of performances beginning for the Broadway transfer for Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton (from July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre), his previous Tony winning musical In the Heights has announced a London return.



It will begin performances Oct. 3 at King's Cross Theatre in a revival of the production previously seen at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. It is booking through Nov. 1. It will play in rep there with The Railway Children, which recently extended bookings to Jan. 3.


First seen in New York in 2007 at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts Theatre, after a version was seen at the National Music Theatre Converence at Waterford's Eugene O'Neill Theater Centre in 2005, In the Heights transferred to Broadway in 2008, where it was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, and won four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.

<i>In The Heights</i>
In The Heights



The musical, set in Washington Heights in Manhattan, tells the story of a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind.

The London revival will be directed by Luke Sheppard and choreographed by Drew McOnie, with musical supervision by Tom Deering, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen. Casting will be by Will Burton. It will be produced in London by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills Ltd.



In a press statement, director Sheppard commented, "We were overwhelmed by the response at Southwark and it's a real privilege to be able to revisit this extraordinary musical. We've thought long and hard about the right way to bring the show back to London whilst keeping the experience up close and personal, and this is a brilliant space for us to take over and immerse our audience in the sounds and sweat of this passion-infused piece." Casting is still to be announced. To book tickets, which are on sale from July 10, contact the box office on 0844 871 7604 or visit intheheightslondon.com

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