Tony award-winning musical In The Heights will receive its London premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse. Directed by Luke Sheppard and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the new production will begin performances May 9, with press night set for May 15.
Featuring a Latin and hip-hop infused score, In The Heights was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda with a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. The show opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in February 2008 and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In the Heights follows the story of three days in the life of Washington Heights, a tightknit community at the top of Manhattan.
Full casting and creative team to be announced in due course.