Lopez, Garcia and Ortiz to Host In the Heights Workshop

News   Lopez, Garcia and Ortiz to Host In the Heights Workshop The Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights will partner with StudentsLive to present a behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway production on Dec. 13.

Tony winner Priscilla Lopez and fellow cast members from In the Heights will co-host the event with Chicago's Gabriella Garcia and "Ugly Betty" cast member Ana Ortiz at New World Stages. The workshop will begin at 9:15 AM and continue to 11:45 AM.

In attendance for the workshop will be families, students, teachers and Girl Scouts, who all share an interest in Broadway. Workshop participants will be taught a musical number from In the Heights and will also partake in a Q&A session with the performers. The morning event will also include a seminar about working on Broadway.

The mission of StudentsLive, founded in 1998, "is to create and inspire newer, better and wider audiences and artists alike: and to connect and provide deeply engaging and creative access to Broadway shows by offering the highest quality programming, and services on Broadway today."

In the Heights, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, "is about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. The music pulses with the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition."

The musical won four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda won the 2008 Tony for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won the 2008 Tony for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations. The book is by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes, and the production was conceived by Tony winner Miranda. For further information visit IntheHeights.