(Photo: Gabriela Garcia)
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights has announced that it will close in London on January 8, 2017. Directed by Luke Sheppard, with choreography by Drew McOnie, the Tony-winning musical has been running at the King’s Cross Theatre since the fall of 2015.
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.
Conceived by Miranda, with music and lyrics by Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the production currently stars Sam Mackay as Usnavi, Gabriela Garcia as Nina, Sarah Naudi as Vanessa, Damian Buhagiar as Sonny and David Bedella as Kevin.