Monday, May 18, 2009

Catch In the Heights on PBS's Great Performances

In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams, a behind-the-scenes story of the 2008 Tony Award-winning musical, will air on PBS's Great Performances on local stations KCET May 27 at 9 p.m. and KOCEHD June 4 at 8 p.m.

The documentary follows the stories of In the Heights composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the young and diverse cast who knew that a new musical set in a Latino neighborhood in New York City was going to be a tough sell. After eight long years, In the Heights finally made it to Broadway and succeeded beyond anyone's wildest dreams, winning four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score for a Musical. The documentary features performances with the orginal cast, interviews backstage and off-stage with the artists and performers in the months leading up to opening night. Click here to see a trailer:

The touring production of In The Heights comes to the Center during the 09-10 season (August 3 -15, 2010).

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