May 04, 2010 07:00 AM by Nancy Floyd
Start spreading the news…American Idol season 6 winnerÂ Jordin Sparks is heading to Broadway! The singing superstar will appear in a 12-week run of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical,Â In the Heights, this summer and fall. Keep reading for more details on Sparks’ big Broadway debut…
American Idol season 6 winnerÂ Jordin Sparks is about to grace yet another stage. The pop singer is heading to Broadway to star in a limited 12-week run of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical, In the Heights. In the play,Â Jordin Sparks will play Nina Rosario, a young girl from Washington Heights who is the first member of her family to attend college. Unfortunately, she’s forced to drop out when she can no longer afford to pay for classes. She also finds love with Benny, an employee at her dad’s car dispatch service.
“It’s always been one of my dreams to perform on Broadway,” theÂ American Idol champÂ said about the upcoming performance. “This is a brand new experience for me. I look so forward to spending time in New York City and joining this talented cast and my favorite new musical.”
The 12-week engagement of In the Heights starringÂ Jordin Sparks will run from August 19th through November 14th. The current cast of the musical includesÂ Corbin Bleu from High School Musical and William Wingfield, a vet ofÂ So You Think You Can Dance.
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