Lin-Manuel Miranda musical In the Heights moves from the Bronx to Opera House
In January, the stage of the Sydney Opera House's Concert Hall will be transformed into a Latino barrio, complete with salsa dancing and a cast speaking a mix of English and Spanish. It's a big leap for the musical In the Heights, which had a run earlier this year at the tiny, 111-seat Hayes Theatre in Potts Point. But that season was a sell-out, and In the Heights has an excellent pedigree: it was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who was also behind the hip-hop musical phenomenon Hamilton and wrote the songs for the Disney film Moana. It's no wonder theatre companies are jumping at the chance to stage his shows. It seems like everything Miranda touches turns to gold – what could go wrong?