Jon Rua, Shaun Taylor-Corbett to Play Sonny in Broadway's In the Heights
The 2008 Tony Award winner for best musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. Featuring music and lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda, and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, the musical focuses on the tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan and the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition.
Rua made his Broadway debut in the musical as a swing, and an understudy for the roles of Usnavi and Graffiti Pete. Taylor-Corbett was part of the musical's original company, and returns to the Broadway production directly from the national tour.
The ensemble includes Tony Chiroldes, Dwayne Clark, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Marcus Paul James, Nina Lafarga, Jennifer Locke, Doreen Montalvo, Noah Rivera, Eliseo Román, Gabrielle Ruiz, Luis Salgado, Rickey Tripp, Michael Balderrama, Blanca Camacho, Allison Thomas Lee, Alejandra Reyes and Marcos Santana.