Originally set for a four week run, the Broadway musical In The Heights is now booking for an additional six months, booking until the 30th October 2016 it has been announced.
Tickets for the new booking period at the King’s Cross Theatre are on sale now, in a production that has returned to London following its 2014 premiere at the Southwark Playhouse.
At the crack of dawn on the hottest day of summer, Usnavi opens up his tiny bodega in his neighbourhood of Washington Heights – one bustling neighbourhood where everyone knows everybody, and the breeze carries the sweet sounds of three generations of music.. Usnavi dreams of a return to his native Dominican Republic. His childhood friend, Nina, has just come from her first year at Stanford with some surprising news for her parents, and, priced out of the ‘hood’, salon owner Daniela is packing up her sass and taking it to the Bronx. But when Usnavi discovers he has sold a winning lottery ticket worth $96,000, everyone on the block gets a dose of what it means to be home.
In the Heights first appeared on Broadway in 2008, nominated for 13 Tony Awards and going on to win four of them including Best Musical and Best Choreography.
The cast currently includes: David Bedella, Josie Benson, Vas Constanti, Jade Ewen, Lily Frazer, Antoine Murray-Straughan and Philippa Stefani.
In the Heights is directed by Luke Sheppard whose previous credits include: Casa Valentina (Southwark Playhouse), Oliver! (Watermill Theatre), Adrian Mole(Curve Theatre), Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse), Bed And Sofa (Finborough Theatre) and Jet Set Go! (Jermyn Street Theatre).
The production is choreographed by Drew McOnie, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, set design by takis, costume design by Gabriella Slade , lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen.
In the Heights is now booking at the King’s Cross Theatre until the 30th October. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.