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 time 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’ andDamian 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; Chritopher Tendai; Michael Cortez; Shanice Burton; Raffaella Covino; Genesis Lynea; Alex Thomas and TaraYoung. 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.
“IN THE HEIGHTS” is an uplifting and exhilarating journey into Washington Heights, one of Manhattan’s most vibrant communities – a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggle can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which ones to leave behind. With a gripping story and unforgettable Latin and hip-hop infused score, “IN THE HEIGHTS” is a ground-breaking contemporary musical about what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home.
Photo: Johan Persson