Friday, January 9, 2009

Latino Production doing well

'In the Heights' recoups $10 million investment

NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of "In the Heights" say the Tony-winning musical has recouped its $10 million production costs in the 10 months since it opened on Broadway.

The show, a celebration of Latino life in an upper Manhattan neighborhood, stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also wrote its music and lyrics. The production won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical as well as three other Tonys.

"In the Heights" began life off-Broadway in January 2007 for a six-month run. The show reopened last March at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it recently broke the house record with two consecutive weeks of $1 million-plus grosses.

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