HRT continues it's 2015-16 season with Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical theatre masterwork, IN THE HEIGHTS Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda; Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The cast of 20 will bring this eclectic score to life in a bold new expressionistic interpretation. The environmental seating arrangement will engage the audience viscerally as the action occurs in four separate performance areas in the Tato Laviera Theatre. The cast will sing, dance and act throughout the auditorium – often a few feet away from the audience.
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Harlem Repertory Theatre
The Harlem Repertory Theatre is committed to producing artistically and intellectually challenging productions that explore the experiences of a diverse range of ethnic, social and cultural communities.
Moreover, The HRT stages new works and established classic musicals and plays from bold and innovative perspectives that will challenge and/or reflect the Harlem community's cultural and social values.
Critical themes of race, class and politics will often be addressed in our productions as we hope to inspire, entertain and educate our audiences through the diverse repertory of popular and obscure plays and musicals that we stage each season.
The HRT staff is committed to offering first-rate and affordable theatrical performances and opening it's doors to the community in an effort to endorse, encourage, and support not only it own artistic endeavors, but those of other creators in NYC and The Greater Tri-State Area!
In conclusion, The HRT is committed to fulfilling Langston Hughes’ 1938 vision for a professional theatre in Harlem:
"...On the opening night... a beaming Langston renew(ed) his promise of a Harlem repertory theatre: 'We want to build a theatre for you folks, a theatre for which you may write, in which you may act. This is your theatre.' "
It is our hope to begin to realize this dream of a Harlem Repertory Theatre that the remarkable Langston Hughes had for the Harlem Community. Please help us make Mr. Hughes’ dream and ours a reality by supporting the Harlem Repertory Theatre.