Jordin Sparks Officially Joins “In the Heights”

Jordin Sparks takes her place under the In The Heights sign as she sings Nina’s theme in this brand-new ad for the show.

The 20-year-old singer will take over the role from Janet Dacal on August 19th — just in time for a new Benny too! Clifton Oliver will take over that role on the 16th.

Jordin recently spoke to Beatweek mag about heading to Broadway, saying, “I went and took a meeting, they gave me the soundtrack, they said ‘Hey, you should go see the show.’ So I went that night and saw the show and I absolutely fell head over heels in love with it, and went home and started listening to the music. I hadn’t heard from them in awhile, so I reached out and said if nothing else happens, thank you so much for the great music. And a week later I had the offer in my mailbox. I’m so excited. I’m going to be playing one of the lead roles, and I’ve just always wanted to do it. It wasn’t on the agenda, it wasn’t planned, it kind of just fell into my lap, but I definitely want to do it and I’m so, so excited to take on this new challenge.”

Written by Juliet Schroder

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