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In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music. The musical's 2008 Broadway production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and won the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 62nd Tony Awards. On November 7, 2008, Universal Pictures announced that they plan to adapt the musical as a feature film for release in 2010. Kenny Ortega will direct the 2008 Tony Award Winning Best Musical according to Variety. Original Broadway Cast Member and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will reprise his role as Usnavi in the future release of In The Heights.

About In the Heights musical

The first national tour of In The Heights began in Tampa, FL on October 27, 2009. Tour stops include: Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; Minneapolis, MN; Appleton, WI; Chicago, IL; Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Orlando, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Naples, FL; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; Denver, CO; Tempe, AZ, Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; and Costa Mesa, CA. Additional tour dates will be announced soon.

Miranda created the musical at Wesleyan University and later presented a new version at the National Music Theatre Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. It then received a production at the off-Broadway 37 Arts Theater opening on February 8, 2007. Directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction by Alex Lacamoire, the cast featured Priscilla Lopez, Christopher Jackson, Mandy Gonzalez, Olga Merediz, Karen Olivo, Andréa Burns, Robin de Jesús and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was produced by Jill Furman, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Sander Jacobs, (McCollum and Seller produced the hit musicals Rent and Avenue Q). The off-Broadway production was nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards, winning two, and closed on July 15, 2007.

The Broadway production began previews on February 14, 2008, with an official opening on March 9, 2008 at The Richard Rodgers Theatre. The Broadway production was again directed and choreographed by Kail and Blankenbuehler, with most of the off-Broadway principals repeating their roles. It has received favorable reviews praising its modern score, young cast, choreography and set. The show was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including Best Musical, book and score, as well as for direction and choreography. Of those thirteen nominations, it won four awards, including best musical, original score, choreography and orchestration.

The producers announced on January 8, 2009 that the show had recouped its $10 million investment after 10 months. The Broadway cast recording was released on June 3, 2008 by Ghostlight Records and won the 51st Annual Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, besting the recordings of The Little Mermaid, Young Frankenstein and the revivals of Gypsy and South Pacific.