- IN THE HEIGHTS
- Conversations with cast members Andrea Burns and Robin de Jesús
- Interviewed by Joel Markowitz
- Part of our Spring Tony Previews
April 4, 2008 – He has followed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights from off-Broadway to its transfer to Broadway last February, and so Joel was thrilled to catch up with Andrea Burns and Robin de Jesús backstage at the Richard Rodgers Theatre before the evening performance.
Andrea talks about playing the assertive, passionate Daniela, the feeling of the cast and audiences for this Latino musical about Washington Heights, and recording the soon-to-be-released cast CD.
Robin tells us why audiences love his character Sunny, how his role has been expanded since the transfer to Broadway, being in Rent, and a new charitable project started by he and fellow cast members to give back to the Latino community by getting children interested in the arts.
Chris Galindo says
Great interviews Joel! I took my family over Thanksgiving to see this show and we all loved it! I thought both Andrea and Robin were outstanding!! The part of Sonny is one of my dream roles…lol
Leslie Weisman says
Days, and even weeks after returning from one of Joel’s matchless Manhattan marathons, it’s such a joy to hear the voices we heard and thrilled to onstage chatting like old friends with one of ours. Bravo!