In the Heights, Starring Robin De Jesús, Extends Again at Olney Theatre Center
De Jesús takes on the role of Usnavi in this coproduction at Olney Theatre Center.
Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre have announced a second extension for their coproduction of In the Heights, now running through October 22 on the Olney Theatre Center mainstage. Performances began September 6 and were originally scheduled to conclude on October 8, followed by a first extension through October 15.
Directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana, the production stars original Broadway cast member Robin De Jesús as Usnavi, alongside a company featuring Linedy Genao (Vanessa), Mili Diaz (Nina), Marquise White (Benny), Rayanne Gonzales (Abuela Claudia), Natascia Diaz (Daniela), Michael J. Mainwaring (Sonny), Danny Bolero and Vilma Gil (Nina's parents Kevin and Camila), Juan Drigo Ricafort (Graffiti Pete), Tobias A. Young (Piragua Guy), and Scean Aaron, Eunice Bae, Sharlane Conner, Andre Hinds, Jesse Jones, Ashleigh King, Rebecca Kritzer, and Melissa Victor in the ensemble.
Featuring a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), In the Heights tells the story of a vibrant community in Manhattan's Washington Heights. The show won Tonys for Best Musical, Best Music and Lyrics (Lin-Manuel Miranda), Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Take a look at photos from the coproduction below.