Trailer: In the Heights (2021)

Feels very strange to be doing another post about a trailer for In the Heights and changing the release year to 2021. This is a film we should have all loved and enjoyed already. I was lucky enough to see this on Broadway the day before it won the Tony Award for best new musical back in 2008 and also saw it in 2016 in London.

It is a truly outstanding show and I personally think the musical numbers in it are better than Hamilton.

Poster: In The Heights (2020)

The teaser poster has dropped for the musical event of 2020 when In The Heights will be released in cinemas. It is a truly incredible musical which I have been lucky enough to see on stage twice.

The first time was on Broadway the night before it won the Tony Award for best new musical! Before Hamilton we had this truly incredible show and I am so please it has been made into a film, I like it better than Hamilton in all honesty! Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius.

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Theatre: Hamilton Tickets!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is pretty amazing let’s face it In The Heights is an incredible show and he has been taking Broadway by storm with Hamilton was has been pretty impossible to get tickets for by the sounds of it!

When it was announced that the show would be coming to the West End I just knew that meant I would be having another trip to London. So signed up for the priority access which was open from June to October 2016, I am assuming I signed up in June.

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Top 10 – Theatre Shows in 2016

Before I get into the list I thought it would be a great idea to mention that you can read about my 2016 Theatre trips here so you have an idea of which shows that I had to choose from when putting together my top 10 list of the year.

When picking the shows that could be in the list, I managed to narrow it down to 16! So then having to make the final pick was rather difficult as that is how much I really did enjoy and love them.

Just missing out on the list was Rocky Horror, Guys and Dolls, The End of Longing and Wicked. It was so difficult to have to leave out No Man’s Land as it was an absolute honour seeing Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart on stage. As well as Nice Fish with Mark Rylance (who is to be made a Sir).

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2016 at the Theatre

Here I go with an overview of my 2016 of theatre trips to see musicals and plays. Touring shows that have come to the North East at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle and the Sunderland Empire. As well as managing to have a few trips down to London to take in what the West End has to offer! You can check out the list of shows here. I have somehow managed to out do 2015 catching 31 shows in 2016!

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Do you hear the people sing? Let’s take a look back at my 2016 at the Theatre.

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In the Heights (West End) Review

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Cast *

Benny – Spin

Vanessa – Jocasta Almgill

Abuela Claudia – Norma Atallah

Kevin – Vas Constanti

Camila – Josie Benson

Nina – Gabriela Garcia

Usnavi – Cleeve September

Sonny – Reiss Hinds

Carla – Sarah Naudi

Daniela – Philippa Stefani

Venue: Kings Cross Theatre

Date: Sunday 24th April 2016

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Theatre: Olivier Awards 2016 – Nominations

Awards season goes on this time in the Theatre world with the nominees being announced for the Olivier Awards which celebrate the West End (similar to the Tony Awards for Broadway). Obviously having managed to get down to London twice to see Gypsy I will certainly be rooting for that to win all the awards it has been nominated for!

Best New Musical
Bend It Like Beckham
In the Heights
Mrs Henderson Presents
Kinky Boots

Best Musical Revival
Gypsy
Bugsy Malone
Guys and Dolls
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

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7 Musicals I Want Made into Movies

After the release of the Les Mis trailer and Rock of Ages coming to the cinema very soon. It has inspired me to think of the musicals I have seen on the stage and those I would love to see adapted to the big screen.

In the Heights

I saw this on Broadway the day before it won the Tony Award (I was also at the Tony Awards that year) and it really is just incredible. It’s so different and has rap style to some of the songs, you would have never seen anything like this before. It does have a 2014 page on IMDb but nothing has been updated on that for a few years now. So I guess it’s still watch this space.

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