Although originally booking for a limited four week season, the Tony award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights is now extending its run at the King’s Cross Theatre for the second time, now booking for an additional three months until the 10th April 2016.
The show returns to London following a successful run at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014. It is directed by Luke Sheppard, whose recent credits include productions of Casa Valentina (Southwark Playhouse) and Oliver! (Watermill Theatre).
Choreography is by Drew McOnie, who has won the 2015 Off West End Award for Best Choreography for In The Heights at Southwark Playhouse. Recent credits include The Lorax (Old Vic), Hairspray (UK Tour) and Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith).
In the Heights originally opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodger’s Theatre in 2008, where it was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, going on to win four including Best New Musical and Best Original Score.
The cast for the London production includes: David Bedella (The Rocky Horror Show) as Kevin, Josie Benson (Sweeney Todd) as Camila,Vas Constanti (Flashdance) as Piragua Guy, Jade Ewen (Sugababes) as Vanessa, Lily Frazer (Cats) as Nina, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (A Chorus Line) as Daniela, Sam Mackay (Wonder.land) as Usnavi and Antoine Murray-Straughan (Cats) Graffiti Pete.