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IN THE HEIGHTS Launches 'Graduate To New Heights' Scholarship Program Feedback � Printer-Friendly E-Mail ArticleEnter Your E-Mail Address: � Thursday, June 18, 2009; Posted: 06:06 PM - by BWW News Desk Related Links Six Feet Under's Machado Joins IN THE HEIGHTS Thru August 23 'Lights Up!' IN THE HEIGHTS Documentary To Premiere On PBS 5/27 TIVO RED ALERT: IN THE HEIGHTS Special on PBS Great Performances May 27 IN THE HEIGHTS' Lin-Manuel Receives Honorary Degree From Yeshiva Univ 5/14 Purchase Tickets In The Heights On BWW.TVIn the Heights, Broadway's Tony-winning hit musical, tells the universal story of a vibrant community working hard to better their lives in Manhattan's Washington Heights.

The characters are following their dreams, holding on to their traditions and culture, and sacrificing to create a better home for themselves and their children.

The pride and joy of this community is Nina Rosario, the first to go away to college at Stanford University.

However, Nina comes home for the summer with a jarring secret: she has dropped out of school because of financial pressures.

Throughout the show, Nina struggles with her identity, her ambitions and her parents, who desperately want their child to get a good education.

The only thing in their way is money.Based on the struggles that many families face to afford college, and inspired by Nina's story in the show, In the Heights has partnered with CLEAR CHANNEL NY to create the "Graduate To New Heights Scholarship" to help a deserving student achieve their dream of higher education.

To fund the scholarship, In The Heights with CLEAR CHANNEL NY will auction five once-in-a-lifetime prize packages on a specially created website

Each CLEAR CHANNEL NY radio station (106.7 Lite fm, 103.5 KTU, Power 105.1, Q104.3 and Z100) will hold a 2 week auction with the first auction commencing Thursday, June 18, 2009 with a prize which includes having dinner and seeing the show with In The Heights Tony Winning Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Other packages will include a private salsa lesson with In The Heights Specialty Latin Dancer and Assistant Choreographer Luis Salgado; A Spa Day and Ladies Night Out package; The Perfect New York Date Package; and a package which includes a special walk-on cameo role in the Broadway show.

All proceeds from the auctions will go toward the "Graduate To New Heights Scholarship" fund, along with an additional $2500 contributed to the fund by In the Heights and CLEAR CHANNEL NY.Starting Thursday, August 27, 2009, through Wednesday, September 9, 2009, you can visit any of the CLEAR CHANNEL NY websites (,,,, and use keyword "GRADUATE" to be considered for the scholarship, or to nominate a student.

You will be asked in 100 words or less to tell us why you or the student you are nominating deserves to win the "Graduate To New Heights Scholarship."The winner will be invited to attend a performance of In The Heights on Broadway at which time they will be presented with the "Graduate To New Heights Scholarship".

The winning student will be announced in September 2009.Now is its second year on Broadway, In The Heights is the winner of four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album.

Lin-Manuel Miranda won the 2008 Tony for Best Music and Lyrics, Andy Blankenbuehler won the 2008 Tony for Best Choreography, and Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations.

In The Heights began previews on Broadway Thursday, February 14, 2008, at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street), and opened to critical acclaim Sunday, March 9, 2008.

In November, 2008, Universal Pictures acquired the rights to produce a feature film based on In The Heights.

This past May, In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams premiered on THIRTEEN's Great Performances on PBS HD.

The First National tour of In The Heights will begin performances October 27, 2009, in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.

The tour will travel to Atlanta, Minneapolis, Hartford, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Houston, Austin, Tempe, San Diego and Costa Mesa.

With a book by Quiara Alegr�a Hudes and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights is directed by Thomas Kail.

Alex Lacamoire is music director and music arrangements are by Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman.

In The Heights features a scenic design by Anna Louizos, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley and sound by Acme Sound Partners.

In The Heights is produced by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman, Sander Jacobs, Robyn Goodman/Walt Grossman, Peter Fine and Sonny Everett/Mike Skipper with associate producers Ruth Hendel and Harold Newman.Clear Channel Radio New York comprises WAXQ-FM 104.3, WHTZ-FM 100.3, WKTU-FM 103.5, WLTW-FM 106.7, WWPR-FM 105.1, as well as WALK-FM 97.5 and WALK-AM 1370 in Long Island.

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Follow BWW on BroadwayWorld | Broadway Pulse Related Links Six Feet Under's Machado Joins IN THE HEIGHTS Thru August 23Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller and Jill Furman, the producers of the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights, announced today that Justina Machado will take over the role of ?Daniela? for 8 weeks only from Monday, June 29, through Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Broadway?s Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street).

'Lights Up!' IN THE HEIGHTS Documentary To Premiere On PBS 5/27"In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams," a documentary film telling Behind-The-Scenes Story of the 2008 Tony Award-Winning Musical, premieres on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, May 27 on PBS TIVO RED ALERT: IN THE HEIGHTS Special on PBS Great Performances May 27On Wednesday, May 27th at 8pm (check local listings for details), Great Performances on PBS presents a dazzling documentary "In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams".

This special will go down as the greatest commercial of all time for a Broadway musical, that took an enormous risk, moving from Off-Broadway to Broadway and running off with the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.

IN THE HEIGHTS' Lin-Manuel Receives Honorary Degree From Yeshiva Univ 5/14Lin-Manuel Miranda, the 29-year-old creator, lyricist, composer and original lead of the Tony Award-winning musical "In the Heights," will become the youngest honorary doctoral degree recipient in Yeshiva University's 123-year-old history at the University's 78th Commencement, Thursday, May 14, 11 a.m., Madison Square Garden's WaMu Theater, 7th Ave.

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