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Tony-winning musical hip-hops to City

Hip-hop, salsa numbers and the streets of New York will soon be making their way to the Saville Theatre as the Tony award-winning musical “In the Heights” is set to debut April 11.

Auditions were held Feb. 8 and a cast of around 30 people were selected for the production.

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“Our production cast features students with outstanding abilities in a myriad of genres,” said June Richards, director of the theater program. “Everyone in the production will be performing a variety of hip-hop as well as dance styles reflecting our diverse Latino culture.”

The sets for the musical will be designed by award-winning television designer and City College professor Duane Gardella with costumes designed by professor Andrea Singer.

The production will also feature a live band and different styles of hip-hop dance.

The Tony award winning musical is based in the multi-cultural neighborhood of Washington Heights, N.Y. and tells the story of an ensemble cast of characters over a three-day period.

The book for “In the Heights” was written by playwright and composer Quiara Alegría Hudes, with the music and lyrics being written by Lin-Manuel Miranda who also starred in the original Broadway production.

“In the Heights” premieres April 11 and will run Friday and Saturday evenings with Sunday matinees until April 27. Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students, seniors, military and faculty.

For more information contact June Richards or visit the Saville Theatre website at

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