In the Heights Opens With Vanessa Hudgens, Anthony Ramos, and Ana Villafañe
Stephanie Klemon's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical plays through March 25.
The Broadway Center Stage production of In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's debut Broadway musical with a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes began performances March 21 for its limited run through March 25 at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.
Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score, In the Heights tells the story of a vibrant community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood — a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you and which ones you leave behind.
Featured in the cast are Anthony Ramos (Hamilton) as Usnavi, Vanessa Hudgens (Gigi) as Vanessa, Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) as Nina, local DC actor Mateo Ferro as Sonny, Eden Espinosa (Wicked) as Daniela, J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton) as Benny, original Broadway cast member Blanca Camacho as Camila, Saundra Santiago (Nine) as Abuela Claudia, Broadway cast member Rick Negron returning to the role of Kevin, Virgil Gadson (After Midnight) as Graffiti Pete, Arianna Rosario (On Your Feet!) as Carla, and original Broadway cast member Eliseo Roman reprising the role of Piragua Guy.
The ensemble includes David Baida, Nico DeJesus, John Edwards, Hope Easterbrook, Rosie Fiedelman, Henry Gainza, Carlos Gonzalez, Morgan Marcell, April Ortiz, Khori Petinaud, and Voltaire Wade-Greene.
The production is directed and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons with scenic design by Tony nominee Anna Louizos (In the Heights), costume design by Andrea Lauer (Bring It On: The Musical), lighting design by Helen Hayes nominee Cory Pattak, sound design by Andrew Keister (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), and projections by Zachary Borovay (Rock of Ages). Zachary Dietz (In The Heights) is the music director.