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Published On: Tue, May 26th, 2009

In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams Debuts Today on PBS!

Mi Gente…

In March of 2008, I had the opportunity to review a new Broadway show called "In The Heights" that moved on to be the Tony Award winner for Best Musical (2008) and is still the hottest ticket on Broadway. Well I just wanted you to know that there will be a documentary that will premiere tomorrow night on PBS that will share the triumph of Lin Manuel Miranda. 

Email me or comment below and let me know what you thought of the show.

Buen Provecho…

As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

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In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams

The cast and crew of the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, shares with us their inspiring journey to Broadway on PBS.

Making it in New York City is tough. Few get the chance to live out their dreams, and the cast and crew of In the Heights know this all too well. This young, diverse group of relatively unknown artists and performers have dreamed of making it on Broadway, but are well aware that a new original musical set outside a bodega in the Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights is a highly risky proposition. It took eight years in all, but they succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, winning four Tony Awards along the way, including Best Musical and Best Score for a Musical. In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams chronicles the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of In the Heights in the months leading up to opening night.

In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams premieres May 27 at 8PM (ET) on "Great Performances" on PBS.

Check your local listings for time and channel.

For more information on IN THE HEIGHTS, visit http://www.intheheightsthemusical.com


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In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams Debuts Today on PBS!