Steeped in Latin musical flavors and thumping with a hip-hop heartbeat, the score will be heard on two discs.
Playbill.com had previously reported the expectation of a Ghostlight recording. Expect 23 tracks.
The album producers are Andres Levin and Ghostlight founder Kurt Deutsch. Producer-composer Levin is a producer for many leading Latin and World music artists.
Recording sessions are set for March 23-24.
The romantic musical comedy about the mostly Latino population of a changing neighborhood in upper Manhattan (around 181st Street) is conceived and written (music and lyrics) by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also stars. The libretto is by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The well-reviewed Broadway production at the Richard Rodgers Theatre opened March 9, following previews and an earlier award-winning production Off-Broadway in 2007.
Here's how the show's producers bill the musical: "In the Heights is the quintessential New York musical, 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 track listing (subject to change) will be:
"In The Heights"
"It Won't Be Long Now"
"No Me Diga"
"Paciencia y Fe" ("Patience and Faith")
"When You're Home"
"Hundreds of Stories"
"Carnaval del Barrio"
"Everything I Know"
"No Me Diga" (Reprise)
"When the Sun Goes Down"
Sh-K-Boom Records and its imprint Ghostlight Records is a Grammy-nominated record label, a producer of recorded and live entertainment, and an interactive community at www.sh-k-boom.com and www.ghostlightrecords.com. Its cast album releases include Legally Blonde, Grammy-nominated Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Grammy- nominated The Drowsy Chaperone, Grammy-nominated The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Grammy-nominated all-star benefit recording of Hair for The Actors' Fund of America, as well as The Last 5 Years, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Bright Lights, Big City (with Patrick Wilson and Jesse L. Martin), and Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See and Bernarda Alba.