New musical “In the Heights” has revealed its impressive star-studded cast lineup!
“In the Heights” tells the story of the life and dreams of immigrants living in Washington Heights, which is known as a largely Latin American neighborhood of New York City. This production will bring rap, hip-hop, and street dance to the stage.
Actor and rapper Yang Dong Geun will be returning to the musical stage after eight years to fill in the role of Usnavi. Musical actor Jung Won Young, SHINee’s Key, as well as INFINITE’s Jang Dongwoo, who will be trying his hand at his first-ever musical, are all said to be cast for the same role.
Musical actor Seo Kyung Soo, INFINITE’s Kim Sunggyu, and EXO’s Chen, for his musical debut, are reported to be taking on the role of Benny, who falls in love with Nina (played by Kim Bo Kyung and f(x)’s Luna). The role of Vanessa will be played by actress Oh So Yeon and singer/musical actress J-Min.
Furthermore, experienced musical actors Ryu Soo Hwa, Yoon Hyun Wook, Park Ho San, Shim Jung Wan, and more have been cast in this musical as well.
“In the Heights” will be running from September 4 until November 22. The first round of ticket sales is set to open on July 23.