Olivier and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights – by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton – has extended its London run at the King’s Cross Theatre for the third and final time and is now booking until Sunday 8 January 2017.
Joining the cast from Friday 16 September are Arun Blair-Mangat as Benny (Kinky Boots); Juliet Gough as Camilla (Matilda) and Stephanie Rojas as Carla (Wonder.land). Sarah Naudi, who has been with the show since it opened at the Southwark Playhouse in 2014, will play the role of Vanessa and Damian Buhagiar returns to the production as Sonny, having originated the role in 2014.
Continuing their roles are: Sam Mackay as Usnavi (Wonder.land); Gabriela Garcia as Nina (Ghost the Musical); David Bedella as Kevin (Jerry Springer – The Opera); Norma Attallah as Abuela (The Sound of Music – Live); Jonathan Bishop as Graffiti Pete (The Lion King) and Vas Constanti as Piragua Guy (Flashdance). They are joined by: Reiss Hinds, Christopher Tendai, Michael Cortez, Shanice Burton, Raffaella Covino, Genesis Lynea, Alex Thomas and Tara Young. Further casting to be announced shortly.
In the Heights won three Olivier Awards at the 2016 ceremony in April – Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Choreographer and Best Supporting Actor for David Bedella.
The musical is conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda with music and lyrics by 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 is produced in London by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment Ltd and Paul Taylor Mills.
Tickets for In the Heights are available HERE.
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