Complete casting has been announced for the previously announced benefit concert of In the Heights, which will be held on February 11 at the United Palace of Cultural Arts in Washington Heights. The starry event will benefit Viva Broadway, an initiative of the Broadway League that promotes Broadway theater within the Latino community.
Joining composer and original star Lin-Manuel Miranda will be original Broadway cast members Christopher Jackson, Karen Olivo, Olga Merediz, Robin De Jesus, Mandy Gonzalez, Andrea Burns, Seth Stewart, Janet Dacal and Eliseo Roman. Rick Negron and Natalie Toro, from the In the Heights Broadway run and first national tour, respectively, will fill out the principal roles.
Rounding out the cast are Broadway ensemble members Doreen Montalvo, Tony Chiroldes, Nina LaFarga, Rosie Lani Friedelman, Afra Hines, Javier Munoz, Luis Salgado, Shawn Taylor-Corbett, Rickey Tripp, Michael Balderrama, Blanca Camacho, Rogelio Douglas, Jr. and Stephanie Klemons.
In the Heights first opened off-Broadway in 2007 before its Broadway premiere on March 9, 2008. The show won Tonys for Best Musical, for Miranda’s score and for its choreography and orchestrations.
The benefit concert will be produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Gabriel and Luis A. Miranda, Jr.