*Singer Jordin Sparks, the 2007 winner of “American Idol,” will make her Broadway debut this summer in the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights.
Sparks, 20, will play Nina Rosario, the college student who returns (with a secret) to her Washington Heights neighborhood for the summer.
Her run will begin Aug. 19 and end on Nov. 14, according to Playbill.
“It’s always been one of my dreams to perform on Broadway,” Sparks said in a statement. “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.”
In the Heights is a snapshot of the friends, lovers, families and hope in a changing Latino neighborhood in northern Manhattan. Now in its third year at the Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street), the musical picked up four 2008 Tony Awards including Best Musical.