Thursday, August 27, 2009

"In the Heights" Comes to Atlanta

Grammy® Award Winner

Tony Award® Winner: Best Musical, Best Music and Lyrics, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations

Tickets On Sale September 13

IN THE HEIGHTS, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to The Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta from November 3-8, 2009, as part of the 2009-2010 Broadway Across America – Atlanta season.

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal 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.

IN THE HEIGHTS opened on Broadway to wide critical acclaim March 9, 2008. The Washington Post said IN THE HEIGHTS is “PURE BROADWAY. AN EVENING OF OLD-STYLE, INNOCENT PLEASURE” and Ben Brantley of The New York Times enthused IN THE HEIGHTS is “AN EXUBERANT, ANIMATED SHRINE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY TIES AND BEING FAITHFUL TO WHERE YOU COME FROM.” IN THE HEIGHTS continues to play on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

In addition to winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show's creator, won the Tony Award for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for Best Orchestrations. The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on the smash hit musical.
In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams a Great Performances special chronicling the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Broadway cast of IN THE HEIGHTS in the months leading up to opening night, premiered on PBS stations across the country in May 2009.

With a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, IN THE HEIGHTS is directed by Joseph A. Callaway Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail. The music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. IN THE HEIGHTS also features Tony nominated scenic design (Anna Louizos), costumes (Paul Tazewell), lighting (Howell Binkley), and sound (Acme Sound Partners).

IN THE HEIGHTS is produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman/Walt Grossman, Peter Fine and Sonny Everett/Mike Skipper with associate producers Ruth Hendel and Harold Newman.

Broadway Across America – Atlanta and IN THE HEIGHTS have partnered with Moving In The Spirit ( to offer a special discounted pre-sale benefitting the organization. Beginning August 31, discounted pre-sale tickets will be available using the password SPIRIT, and a $5 donation will be made to Moving In The Spirit for each ticket purchased during the pre-sale (valid through November 8 on tickets in the top two price levels). This offer is only available for online purchases.

Tickets go on sale September 13. Pricing starts at $18.00. Tickets can be purchased through authorized ticket sellers at The Fox Theatre Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

The performance schedule for "In The Heights" is as follows:

Tuesday, November 3 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 4 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 5 8 p.m.
Friday, November 6 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 7 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 8 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.


Broadway Across America:; Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for produ7ctions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway, while current and upcoming productions include WEST SIDE STORY, BLITHE SPIRIT, MINSKY'S, and the DeafWest production of PIPPIN. Broadway tours include DORA THE EXPLORER, FROST/NIXON, SPAMALOT, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. For more information or to purchase tickets through an authorized agent go to
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