New cast members have joined the Olivier Award winning musical In the Heights, taking part in their first performance last night.
Joining the cast are Christine Allado (From Here to Eternity, Here Lies Love) as Vanessa, Norma Atallah (The Sound of Music – Live) as Abuela and Jonathan Bishop (The Lion King) as Graffiti Pete (from 15 April). Kimmy Edwards (Memphis, Hairspray) will join the ensemble and Ryan Reid (Shrek The Musical) will join as swing.
Continuing their roles in the musical are: David Bedella, who received the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his performance as Kevin, Josie Benson as Camila, Vas Constanti as Piragua Guy, Lily Frazer as Nina, Sam Mackay as Usnavi,Sarah Naudi as Carla, Joe Aaron Reid as Benny, Cleve September as Sonny and Philippa Stefani as Daniela. The cast also includes Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Michael Cortez, Gabriela Garcia, Reiss Hinds and Spin.
In the Heights won three Olivier Awards at this year’s ceremony, including Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Theatre Choreographer (Drew McOnie).
The show whisks audiences on a journey into Washington Heights, a community that is on the brink of change, filled with hopes and dreams but also struggles that individuals face on a daily basis. In the Heights features a gripping story and vibrant music, that combines latin with hip-hop to create a show that is unforgettable.
Originally booked for a four week limited run at King’s Cross Theatre, In the Heights is now booking until the 30th October 2016. Lin-Manuel Miranda is the Tony-winning composer-lyricist of the musical, which is directed by Luke Sheppard and choreographed by Drew McOnie.
In the Heights is booking until the 30th October at the King’s Cross Theatre. Love London Love Culture’s review can be found here. 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.