'In the Heights' comes to ASU Gammage


May 21, 2010

"In the Heights," winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy®  Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to ASU Gammage June 15-20.  Tickets are on sale now and are available at asugammage.com.

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"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' opened on Broadway to wide critical acclaim March 9, 2008. 

The Washington Post said "In the Heights" is “Pure Broadway. An evening of old-style, innocent pleasure" and Ben Brantley of The New York Times enthused "'In the Heights' is an exuberant, animated shrine to the importance of family ties and being faithful to where you come from."

"In the Heights" continues to play on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

In addition to winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the show’s creator, won the Tony Award for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won for Best Orchestrations.  The original cast recording won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on the smash hit musical.

With a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Quiara Alegría Hudes and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, "In the Heights" is directed by Joseph A. Callaway Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail.  The music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman.  "In the Heights" also features Tony nominated scenic design (Anna Louizos), costumes (Paul Tazewell), lighting (Howell Binkley), and sound (Acme Sound Partners).

"In the Heights" is produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman/Walt Grossman, Peter Fine and Sonny Everett/Mike Skipper with associate producers Ruth Hendel and Harold Newman.

Tickets are on sale at ASU Gammage and Ticketmaster: 1.800.982.2787 or asugammage.com.

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"In the Heights" is a season ticket offering of the PROGRESSIVE® Broadway Across America  – Arizona season presented by ASU Gammage and Broadway Across America.

Watch the 64th annual Tony Awards live at ASU Gammage


May 21, 2010

ASU Gammage and Tony Award Productions are hosting an official Tony Viewing Party, a LIVE Tony Award simulcast from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. 

The event will take place on June 13 at ASU Gammage. It will feature an advance telecast of the 2010 Tony Awards allowing guests to see the ceremony and the winners prior to the local airing on CBS 5. Red Carpet activities begin at 4 p.m. and the live simulcast begins at 5 p.m. at ASU Gammage. Download Full Image

Partygoers will enjoy a Red Carpet arrival complete with local celebrities, paparazzi and more. Each guest will receive the official Tony Playbill (the same Playbill that will be handed out to guests inside Radio City Music Hall).

“As Arizona’s only Tony voter, I have had the pleasure to see the Tonys live for many years in New York. This year, 3,000 people can join us at ASU Gammage to see the stars, the performances and of course who walks away with the Tony Awards live first-hand,” said Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, executive director of ASU Gammage. “We are thrilled that ASU Gammage will be the next-best place to be on Tony night.”

Tickets to the Tony Viewing Party go on sale at 10 a.m., May 6 and will be available at the ASU Gammage Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Tickets for reserved seating are $20 and $35. $150 tickets for the Tony Viewing Party and a VIP post-show dinner are available through the ASU Gammage Box Office or at (480) 965-3434 only.

For more information on the event call (480) 965-5062. The Tony Awards, which are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be broadcast from Radio City Music Hall on the local CBS station, KPHO CBS 5, from 7 to 10 p.m., June 13.