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Preview of In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
Posted: May 26th, 2009
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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 airs on May 31, 2009 at noon for SundayArts. See more clips from this documentary, both performance and behind the scenes footage, on the Great Performances Web site.

  • ardell dane

    Fabulous show. Please rebroadcast.

  • richard olivo

    I stomped, I ‘yelled, I laughed I cryed, Im karen Olivos Dad.

  • Eddie G-N

    Don Olivo, You must be very proud. I just saw West Side Story and your daughter is a very gifted and beautiful singer and actress. I was delighted to see her on stage again.

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