OK, so In the Heights isn’t back back, but it’s kind of back—at least enough to satisfy me for one night.
If you’ve never seen it (you’re crazy), In the Heights is the best Broadway musical ever ever ever of all-time. I don’t exaggerate. It’s just the perfect show. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll give the show a standing ovation before the final curtain.
I leapt from my seat the first time (of four) I saw the show and the cast rocked out to “96,000.” The rest of the crowd was right there with me. It was a magical Broadway moment.
Unsurprisingly, In the Heights won a ton of Tony Awards the year it hit Broadway (2008), including the top nod for Best Musical as well as the Best Choreography (for Andy Blankenbuehler) award and the Best Original Score title.
While In the Heights, sadly, closed in 2011, it’s coming back for one night this February!
[Pause for moment of internal applause.]
This special, one-night concert, obviously dubbed In the Heights: In Concert, will take place at The United Palace of Cultural Arts in NYC on February 11, 2013. And tickets go on sale at telecharge.com tomorrow!
The concert is extra-cool because it’s happening almost on the fifth anniversary of the show’s opening night on Broadway. Plus, it’ll be the first time ever members of the original Broadway and National tour casts—including frontman/my life hero Lin-Manuel Miranda, Karen Olivo, Chris Jackson, Olga Merediz, Mandy Gonzalez, Janet Dacal, Robin De Jesús and more—will come together to bring the show uptown, right in the neighborhood that inspired it all.
OMG I CAN’T WAIT.