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Kyle Beltran and Jordin Sparks to Join Broadway's In the Heights on August 19 logo
Jordin Sparks
Platinum recording artist and 2007 American Idol winner Jordin Sparks will play Nina Rosario and Kyle Beltran will play Usnavi in the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, starting on August 19.

The show is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, and features 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.

As of August 19, the company will also include Marcy Harriell, Priscilla Lopez, Bianca Marroquin, Olga Merediz, Rick Négron, Clifton Oliver, Courtney Reed, Shaun Taylor-Corbett, and Jon Rua.

Sparks, who will be making her Broadway debut, was the youngest contestant to ever win American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released in 2007 on 19 Recordings/Jive Records and went on to sell over 1.6 million copies worldwide.

Beltran has played Usnavi on the show's national tour and has also appeared on stage in 10 Things To Do Before I Die, Kingdom, and Aida.

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