In the Heights extends run at King’s Cross Theatre – see new images

Jade Ewen, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Sarah Naudi in In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre, London. Picture: Johan Persson

Jade Ewen, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt and Sarah Naudi in In the Heights at the King’s Cross Theatre, London. Picture: Johan Persson

The award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights, which is currently previewing ahead of an official opening next week, has extended its run at King’s Cross Theatre.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s lively hip-hop and Latin flavoured work was initially booking for a limited four-week season at the venue, but it has been announced that the production will now run until 4 January 2016.

The cast includes David Bedella (The Rocky Horror Show), Josie Benson (Sweeney Todd), Vas Constanti (Flashdance), former Sugababe Jade Ewen, Lily Frazer (Cats), Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (A Chorus Line), Sam Mackay (Wonder.land), Antoine Murray-Straughan (Cats),  Sarah Naudi, Eve Polycarpou (Mother Courage and Her Children), Joe Aaron Reid (Ghost, Broadway) and Cleve September (professional debut). The cast also includes: Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Michael Cortez, Gabriela Garcia, Reiss Hinds, Alexandra Sarmiento, Spin and Philippa Stefani.

In The Heights is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. It is directed by Luke Sheppard with choreography by Drew McOnie, musical supervision by Tom Deering, set design by takis, costume design by Gabriella Slade, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen. Casting is by Will Burton.

In The Heights opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning four including the Tony for Best Musical. It also won the 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

The show returned to London’s King’s Cross Theatre last week following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere run at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. The show is produced in London by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills Ltd.

Angela Thomas

www.intheheightslondon.com

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