By Mariela Rosario | 12/22/2010 - 08:00
We recently caught up with composer/actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, who rocked the world of Broadway with his amazing show In the Heights—a musical about the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York that incorporated hip-hop and salsa rhythms, featured an almost entirely Latino cast and wracked up four TONY Awards in 2008 (including Best Musical).
By Mariela Rosario | 10/28/2010 - 15:20
Three years, four Tonys and one movie deal later, Lin-Manuel Miranda's wildly successful musical masterpiece In the Heights is ending it's run on Broadway.
It was just announced that the show would no longer run on the Great White Way and that the show's creator and original star, Lin-Manuel Miranda return for the last two weeks of the run. The last show will be on Jan. 9, 2011.
The show won the 2008 Tony award for Best Musical and will have played 29 previews and 1,185 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theatre when it ends.
By Angie Romero | 06/15/2010 - 14:00
This isn’t happening for another two years, but the news is too exciting to keep under wraps! Broadway producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders have announced that the first new production of Evita in more than 30 years will launch in a Nederlander Theater in the Spring of 2012 with Latin superstar Ricky Martin, who has finally accepted the role, playing Che.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/04/2010 - 12:30
When the new Broadway revival of Evita debuts next year at the Nederlander theater, creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are hoping to up the production's star power by bringing Ricky Martin on board to play the role of Che Guevara. The revival, budgeted at $10 million, will be directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford.
By Monica Herrera | 11/11/2008 - 17:51
By now, you might have heard the truly awesome news that In The Heights, the Tony Award-sweeping musical that propelled its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to instant success, is headed for the multiplex. Universal Pictures picked up the rights to the Broadway show just last week, and we're giddy at the idea of seeing our favorite Washington Heights homeboy and his lotto-winning abuelita on the big screen.