Benny's Back in Town: Christopher Jackson Returns to Broadway's In the Heights Dec. 20 | Playbill

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News Benny's Back in Town: Christopher Jackson Returns to Broadway's In the Heights Dec. 20 The Broadway company of the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights welcomes original cast member Christopher Jackson back to the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Dec. 20 for the final weeks of the run.

Christopher Jackson Photo by Joan Marcus

Original star and Tony-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda will return to the lead role of Usnavi on Dec. 25. The run ends 7 PM Jan. 9, 2011.

The Lion King veteran Jackson ("Benny") has been with the project since its developmental days in 2002.

Conceived by Miranda, with a libretto by Quiara Alegria Hudes, In the Heights is set in the Latino community of Washington Heights, at the top of Manhattan, where friends, lovers and family address questions of ambition and identity in a world on the brink of transition.

Thomas Kail (Lombardi) directs. Choreography is by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler.

The playing schedule for In the Heights is as follows: Tuesdays and Sundays at 7 PM, Monday, Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. There will be added performances Dec. 22 at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Dec. 29 at 2 PM and 8 PM. There will be no performances Dec. 24, Dec. 25 at 2 PM, Dec. 31, and Jan. 2 at 7 PM.

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Christopher Jackson and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the original company of In the Heights. Photo by Joan Marcus
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