Playhouse 1960 presents In the Heights
Before there was Hamilton there was In the Heights. Full of freestyle rap, bodegas, and salsa numbers, In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights’ neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
In the Heights is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestrations. Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.