In The Heights, Featuring Original Cast Member Tony Chiroldes, Begins Performances in Pittsburgh Aug. 23
By Carey Purcell
Front Porch Theatricals and Carrnivale Theatrics present the Tony-winning musical The Heights performances beginning Aug. 23 at the The New Hazlett Theater.
The production will continue through Sept. 1 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Directed by Carrnivale Theatrics co-founder Justin Fortunato, the cast of 25 features Tony Chiroldes in the role of Kevin Rosario, which he performed on Broadway.
Fortunato described the production as "something that fits perfectly with the types of productions we put on — pulling mostly from the incredible actors in Pittsburgh and putting on a show that promotes community as much as we do."
The creative team of In The Heights includes musical director Bob Neumeyer, set designer Tony Ferrieri, lighting designer Andy Ostrowski and sound designer Dave Bjornson.
Lin Manuel-Miranda's musical about a tight-knit community in Washington Heights ran for six months Off-Broadway in 2007 and began previews on Broadway Feb. 14, 2008. The musical opened on Broadway March 9, 2008, and recouped its $10 million investment in ten months. It concluded its Broadway run Jan. 9, 2011, after 1,185 performances.
In The Heights earned Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score, as well as Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). The show was also a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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