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Jon Rua, Shaun Taylor-Corbett to Play Sonny in Broadway's In the Heights logo
Shaun Taylor-Corbett
The Broadway company of In the Heights, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, will welcome two different actors in the role of Sonny in the coming weeks. Jon Rua will play the role for five weeks only, June 22-July 25, followed by Shaun Taylor-Corbett, who will begin performances on July 29 while Rua will take over the role of Graffiti Pete beginning with the July 26 performance.

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 company currently stars Corbin Bleu, Andrea Burns, Janet Dacal, Marcy Harriell, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Rick Négron, Courtney Reed, Noah Rivera and Seth Stewart.

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.

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