Show to play Richard Rodgers Theater
“In the Heights” has nailed down a venue for its Broadway transfer, with the show confirmed to play the Richard Rodgers Theater this spring.Tuner, about a few days in the life of an Upper Manhattan neighborhood, played for about six months at Off Broadway’s 37 Arts before shuttering July 15 in preparation for its Rialto transfer. The last tenant at the Rodgers, “Tarzan,” shuttered July 8. Creative team (including director Thomas Kail and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler) and designers (including set designer Anna Louizos) remain mostly unchanged for the transfer of “Heights,” which picked up several Off Broadway awards in the spring. Composer-lyricist Miranda will again star, although no other casting has not been confirmed. During the break between runs, Miranda will fine-tune the show’s story with book writer Quiara Alegria Hudes. Original incarnation of the show featured 22 performers and seven musicians. Producers have said the Broadway version will be capitalized at less than $10 million, taking into account the $2.5 million for the 37 Arts production. “Heights” begins Rialto perfs Feb. 14 for a March 9 opening.
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