Monday, February 09, 2009

Grammy Heights

Grammy Heights

Last evening, 2008's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, In the Heights earned another top entertain-ment honor -- its second of the big four. Its original cast recording won a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.

Kurt Deutsch, Alex Lacamoire, Andrés Levin, Lin-Manuel Miranda (also composer of the score), Joel Moss and Bill Sherman were honored as producers of the recording.

In The Heights beat out Gypsy, South Pacific, The Little Mermaid and Young Frankenstein. As much as I preferred Gypsy and South Pacific on stage, I have to admit that In The Heights really does sound much better on CD.

Congratulations to Lin-Manuel Miranda for another huge win. Although given the thousands of Grammy categories, I'm sure even he can appreciate how dubious these awards truly are.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 10 February, 2009, Blogger Esther said...

I really liked "In the Heights" to begin with but listening to the cast recording gave me an even deeper appreciation for it. Listening to characters like Nina and Abuela Claudia talk about their lives and dreams through song was so moving. And Mandy Gonzalez as Nina just has a beautiful voice.


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