Corbin Bleu to join 'In the Heights' on Broadway

AP News
Posted: Dec 09, 2009 3:36 PM

Graduation from "High School Musical" _ 1, 2 and 3 _ has led to Broadway for one cast member.

Corbin Bleu will join the production of "In the Heights" next month, playing the lead role of Usnavi in the Tony-winning musical at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

Producer Kevin McCollum says Bleu will appear in the show for 13 weeks from Jan. 25 to April 25.

Bleu is best known for portraying Chad Danforth in the popular Disney Channel movies and feature film. He also appeared in the CW television series "The Beautiful Life" and has released two solo CDs.

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"In the Heights" won four 2008 Tony Awards including best musical.