It's not Hamilton, but a Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is coming to Minnesota - Bring Me The News

It's not Hamilton, but a Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is coming to Minnesota

Before Hamilton took over the world, this Lin-Manuel-Miranda musical won four Tonys.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008.

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008.

Lin-Manuel Miranda – so hot right now. And his Broadway hit that came before Hamilton will be in Minnesota next year.

In the Heights will be performed Sept. 12-17, 2017, as part of the Ordway's upcoming musical theater series (Miranda will not be part of the cast, so apologies if you were hoping for that).

It tells the story of a community in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood. There's Nina, who's back after her freshman year of college who doesn't know if she wants to go back, while her parents try to keep their small business running. And there's Usnavi and Vanessa, who hope to live in an apartment in the West Village one day. A lottery ticket and power outage add to the drama.

The Ordway says it took eight years to complete, and actually debuted on a college campus.

It opened on Broadway in 2008. That year, it won the Tony for Best Musical, Best Original Score Written for the Theatre, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It also won a 2009 Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.

Tickets for the Ordway performance go on sale March 15. You can get them here.

Now of course Miranda is known as the brains behind Hamilton – which won 11 Tony awards, grossed $75 million, and became as ubiquitous in pop culture as the Game of Thrones or Kanye West.

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What else is coming to the Ordway?

Of course that's just one of the productions on the Ordway's 2017-18 slate, which the theater announced Thursday.

Jesus Christ Superstar will be there from July 18-23.

Kinky Boots is up next, Aug. 8-13.

After In the Heights in September, Annie comes in for a run from Dec. 7-31.

You can get more info on each show, and ticket information, here.

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