Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Conceived By Lin-Manuel Miranda
New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – where the coffee from the corner bodega 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 struggles can be deciding which traditions to take with you, and which to leave behind. Written by Pulitzer Prize Drama Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, 2016), In The Heights won the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations.
Miranda wrote the earliest draft of In the Heights in 1999, his sophomore year of college. After the show was accepted by Wesleyan University’s student theater company Second Stage, Miranda worked on adding “freestyle rap … bodegas, and salsa numbers.” It played from April 27 to April 29, 2000. After seeing the play, three Wesleyan seniors and one alumnus, John Buffalo Mailer, Neil Stewart, Anthony Veneziale and Thomas Kail, approached Miranda and asked if the play could be expanded with a view to a Broadway production. In 2002, Miranda and Mailer worked with director Kail and wrote five separate drafts of In the Heights.
After productions at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut (2005) and Off-Broadway (2007), the show opened in a Broadway production in March 2008. This production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (Source: Wikipedia)
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