Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights, which is now in previews ahead of an official opening on Tuesday 13th October 2015, has extended its run at the King’s Cross Theatre. Initially booking for a limited four-week season, the production will now run until Sunday 3rd January 2016. In the Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014.
First production images have been released of the cast, which features David Bedella (The Rocky Horror Show) as Kevin, Josie Benson (Sweeney Todd) as Camila, Vas Constanti (Flashdance) as Piragua Guy, Jade Ewen (Sugababes) as Vanessa, Lily Frazer (Cats) as Nina, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (A Chorus Line) as Daniela, Sam Mackay (Wonder.land) as Usnavi, Antoine Murray-Straughan (Cats) as Graffiti Pete, Sarah Naudi as Carla, Eve Polycarpou (Mother Courage and Her Children) as Abuela, Joe Aaron Reid (Ghost, Broadway) as Benny and Cleve September (professional debut) as Sonny. The cast also includes Jocasta Almgill, Courtney-Mae Briggs, Michael Cortez, Gabriela Garcia, Reiss Hinds, Alexandra Sarmiento, Spin and Philippa Stefani.
In the Heights opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008 where it was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning four for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It also won the 2009 Grammy Award for its Original Broadway Cast Album and was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.
Tickets start at £19.50, with a selection of best seats available for under 25s at a special rate of £15 at every performance. Visit www.intheheightslondon.com to book tickets.
Images: Johan Persson