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In The Heights . . . Dreams Come True

Icon Written by Cumba on December 6, 2008 – 3:25 pm

It’s videos like this that warm the heart. A ten year old fan of the Broadway show “In the Heights” got more than he imagined when he wrote Lin-Manuel Miranda, the star and writer of the show asking to meet him backstage. Lin-Manuel orchestrated for the boy to perform the finale of the show in [...]

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Bilingual "West Side Story"

Icon Written by Cumba on July 20, 2008 – 10:39 am

With the success of “In The Heights” on Broadway, it was inevitable that someone would try to duplicate the Latino theater experience. One would think that they would be searching Latino theaters and talent to bring something new. That would be too much effort for a Broadway that has made its business with revivals and [...]

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In The Heights Wins Big at the Tonys

Icon Written by Cumba on June 22, 2008 – 11:58 am

Broadway critics and theatergoers are always bemoaning the fact that attracting a younger, more diverse crowd is essential to the ongoing success of live theater. Watching this year’s Tony show, I was glad to see the diversity in talent nominated. The live performances were a mixture of old school Broadway (including most of the new [...]

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