Preview Screening and Discussion
PBS Great Performances: In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
Monday, May 4, 2009
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Composer/Lyricist/Actor
Mandy Gonzalez, Actor
Christopher Jackson, Actor
Bill O'Donnell, Series Producer, PBS Great Performances
Andrew Fried, Producer, @radical media
Paul Bozymowski, Director, @radical media
Moderator: Jeremy McCarter, Senior Writer, Newsweek
Additional panelists to be announced
PBS Great Performances and producers @radical.media go behind-the-scenes to chronicle the personal stories of composer/lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of the 2008 Tony Award winner In The Heights. In addition to including highlights from some of the show’s dynamic performance numbers, this television special takes us into the lives of the cast members to illuminate how this culturally diverse company was able to bring their dreams of performing on the New York stage to fruition.
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PBS broadcast premieres Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 pm (check local listings).
Photo: Joan Marcus
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