PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- With the help of a gift from the Macy's store at Providence Place, 350 high school students from Providence and other communities will attend performances of the Tony-winning musical "In the Heights" at the Providence Performing Arts Center this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Mayor Angel Taveras will make a pre-curtain speech at the show's opening on Tuesday.
The show, which won four 2008 Tony Awards and the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, celebrates life in the New York City neighborhood Washington Heights, as seen through three generations. Washington Heights is a community on the brink of change, according to a PPAC news release.
"We are thrilled to partner with PPAC, and through this terrific program, bring the theater experience to underserved school children," said Craig Robbins, vice-president and store manager for Macy's at Providence Place, said in the release. He called it "a great way to start the New Year and give back to the community."