Don’t miss: “In the Heights”
Atlanta audiences will be among the first outside New York to see the 2008 Tony Award winner for best new musical. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s love letter to his Washington Heights, N.Y., barrio is, in its way, a kinder, gentler “West Side Story” — a salsa-and-merengue-driven tale of immigrants who discover the meaning of home and family in a complicated and challenging New World. The book is by Pulitzer Prize nominee Quiara Alegria Hudes, who Alliance Theatre patrons know from this year’s “26 Miles” and the eloquent “Elliot, A Soldier’s Fuge.” After opening in Tampa in October, the Broadway Across America-Atlanta production heads directly to the Fox Theatre.
Nov. 3-8. $19-$55. Fox Theatre, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Midtown. 1-800-278-4447. wwww.ticketmaster.com
Also consider: “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical”
How cool that the definitive ’60s musical about peace, love and racial harmony is coming to Atlanta’s epicenter of herb and tie-dye.