Great Performances: In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
Airs Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 1 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, May 22, 2009
Credit: Joan Marcus
In a journey reminiscent of the unexpected zeitgeist success of "Hair," "A Chorus Line" and "Rent," the story behind the success of "In The Heights" is so organic to New York City that no one expected it to happen — until it did.
- San Diego Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
- 7 p.m.
- Age Requirement: All ages
- Cost: $250
Beginning at a small off-Broadway theater, a group of talented young creators, led by composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, produced an original musical that some have called a modern day "West Side Story" — a Latin and hip-hop-infused musical odyssey telling the story of a neighborhood and the first-generation Americans who call it home. And yet, many in the show’s audiences have nothing with which to compare it, as it represents the first musical that they’ve journeyed below 125th Street to see.
Opening on Broadway in spring 2008, the musical went on to win five Tony Awards — including Best New Musical. This program follows the cast and creative team as they embark on the greatest adventure of their young careers.
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