According to Playbill, the Tony-winning musical "In the Heights" will play its final performance at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Jan. 9, 2011, at 7 PM. When it closes, the production will have played 29 previews and 1,185 regular performances.
The farewell will include the return of original star and co-creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who will reprise his Tony-nominated role of Usnavi for the final two weeks of the Broadway run, Dec. 25-Jan. 9, 2011. "In the Heights" has had a three-year run on Broadway, and has won four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A feature film is said to be in the works to adapt this spectacular musical to the big screen sometime in the future.
This is truly sad news. Fortunately, I got the chance to see "In the Heights" last summer and it was definitely something else. The amazing actors, the dancing, the songs and the message of the story are definitely worth watching. For those of you who have the chance to watch this spectacular production, I recommend you to get tickets before it closes next January, you won't regret it!
Click below to check out the 2008 Tony Awards performance of "In the Heights"!