Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning "In the Heights" opens Thursday at GALA Hispanic Theatre

If you're a fan of Grammy-winning musical Hamilton, or just want to see some theatre, get yourself to the GALA Hispanic Theatre sometime soon -- Miranda's first Broadway show, the Tony and Grammy winning In the Heights, about life in Washington Heights in Manhattan.

DCist reviewed it recently and said it might as well be called "In Columbia Heights" -- there are a lot of similarities with the Hispanic neighborhood north of Harlem. The play was also nominated for a Pulitzer.

The play is staged mostly in Spanish with English surtitles (and also Spanish surtitles), for the first time in the US.

GALA describes it as:
This spirited musical by the creator of Hamilton tells a story of the love, hopes and heartbreaks of a tightly knit multicultural community on the brink of change in New York’s Washington Heights. Teeming with vivid neighborhood characters such as the romantically skittish bodega owner, attractive beautician, wise grandmother, and a young student and her culturally different boyfriend, the stage will sizzle with the urban energy of hip hop, salsa, and merengue.
The play is directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado. It runs from Thursday until May 21.

GALA Theatre is at the corner of 14th and Park Rd NW. Here's their site with more info and tickets.

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