Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the In The Heights 3-LP Vinyl Box Set to celebrate the landmark Tenth Anniversary of the label’s Grammy Award winning Original Broadway Cast Recording. It is available today – Friday, July 13 – exclusively through Barnes & Noble. To purchase the album, please visit: http://smarturl.it/intheheights-vinyl/barnesnoblevinyl
In The Heights – created by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda – has become the 4th bestselling cast album since it was released in 2008. Available now for the first time on vinyl, the box set features newly remastered audio, 21 tracks and 90 minutes of music, and a 12” x 12” booklet with full lyrics, original Broadway show photos, a synopsis, and a liner note from director Thomas Kail. An MP3 download card is also included.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, In The Heights features Latin, Salsa and Hip-Hop-infused music, conceived and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical has gone on to be produced around the globe and a feature film is in development. The In The Heights original Broadway cast album was produced by Andrés Levin and Kurt Deutsch.
In The Heights is the quintessential New York musical, about a vibrant and tight-knit community at the top of the island of Manhattan. The music pulses with the hopes and dreams of three generations as they struggle to forge an identity in a neighborhood on the brink of transition.
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with book by Quiara Alegría Hudes; music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda; and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman. The show was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler; with Alex Lacamoire serving as music director. It originally opened at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on March 9, 2008, produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman, Walt Grossman, Sonny Everett, and Mike Skipper.
Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 150 records in the last 17 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won Grammy Awards for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Other notable releases include cast recordings for the 2018 Tony winner The Band’s Visit, 2017 Tony nominee Falsettos, 2016 Tony nominees Bright Star and She Loves Me, as well as Disney’s Newsies. The label has also released solo albums from Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Sutton Foster, Adam Pascal, Lea DeLaria, Kelli O’Hara, Ben Vereen, Christine Ebersole and more. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with David Yazbek, Michael John LaChiusa and Michael Friedman, as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The label recently became part of the new Arts Music division at Warner Music Group.