Lin-Manuel Miranda came out to see the Broadway Center Stage production of In the Heights March 24 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Alex Lacamoire also surprised the audience by joining the cast onstage to conduct the finale.
Flip through photos of the night below:
See Lin-Manuel Miranda Stop By the Kennedy Center Production of In the Heights
Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' acclaimed Washington Heights–set musical, directed and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons, is presented in semi-staged concerts through March 25 in the Eisenhower Theater.
Anthony Ramos, who created the roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in the original cast of Broadway's Hamilton, plays Usnavi.
The cast also features Gigi's Vanessa Hudgens (Gigi) as Vanessa, Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) as Nina, Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Daniela, Mateo Ferro as Sonny, J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton) as Benny, original Broadway cast member Blanca Camacho as Camila, Saundra Santiago (Nine) as Abuela Claudia, Broadway cast member Rick Negron returning to the role of Kevin, Virgil Gadson (After Midnight) as Graffiti Pete, Arianna Rosario (On Your Feet!) as Carla, and original Broadway cast member Eliseo Roman reprising the role of Piragua Guy.
The production features scenic design by Tony nominee Anna Louizos (In the Heights), costume design by Andrea Lauer (Bring It On: The Musical), lighting design by Helen Hayes Award nominee Cory Pattak, sound design by Andrew Keister (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), projections by Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages), and Zachary Dietz (In The Heights) as music director.