Lin Manuel-Miranda, the coolest person ever and creator/lyricist/composer/Original Cast Member of the incredible musical In the Heights, recently posted a video on his YouTube channel that I am absolutely in love with. It’s a parody of the “Run This Town” (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West) video, but instead the title is “Who’s Gonna Run This Tour for Heights.” Basically, Lin is Jay-Z, Karen Olivo (original Vanessa in ITH and Tony Award winner for West Side Story) is Rihanna, and Kyle Beltran (Usnavi in the touring cast) is Kanye. The whole thing is promoting the tour of ITH. I cannot wait. I will without a doubt be going to see it in Chicago at the end of December. Who’s with me???
[Keep an eye out for Krysta Rodriguez (ITH original cast) and Wesley Taylor (Rock of Ages) who will be in the upcoming Addams Family musical. Also, that’s Robin De Jesus as Lil Mama at the end. For the actual “Run This Town” video, click here]