It Won't Be Long Now

Karen Olivo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robin De Jesús

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Karen Olivo

Karen Olivo (born August 7, 1976) is an American stage and television actress. In 2008, Olivo originated the role of Vanessa in In the Heights on Broadway. The following year, she won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Anita in a revival of West Side Story. She is the first and only actor to win a Tony Award for a performance in West Side Story. From 2016 to 2017, Olivo portrayed the role of Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of Hamilton. Most recently, Olivo performed the role of Satine in a pre-Broadway production of Moulin Rouge! at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston. more »


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The elevated train by my window
Doesn’t faze me anymore
The rattling screams don’t disrupt my dreams
It’s a lullaby, in its way
The elevated train drives everyone insane
But I don’t mind, oh no
When I bring back boys they can’t tolerate the noise
And that’s okay, 'cause I never let them stay
And one day, I’m hoppin’ that elevated train and I’m riding away!
It won’t be long now!

The boys around the way holler at me when I’m walking down the street
Their machismo pride doesn’t break my stride
It’s a compliment, so they say
The boys around the way holler at me every day but I don’t mind, oh no
If I’m in the mood, it will not be with some dude
Who is whistling 'cause he has nothing to say
Or who’s honking at me from his Chevrolet!
And one day, I’m hoppin’ in a limousine and I’m driving away!
It won’t be long now!

Ay, Usnavi, help! SOS!

Good morning, Vanessa!
If it isn’t the loveliest girl in the place

You’ve got some schmutz on your face

Good morning!

Good morning!




Vanessa! I’m thirsty, coño!

Can I get a Pepsi and some packing tape?

Uh, my cousin over there with his tongue hanging out, has been meaning to ask you


What a lady such as yourself might be doing tonight?

Does your cousin dance?

Like a drunk Chita Rivera

Okay, after Nina’s dinner, we can hit a few clubs and check out the fireworks

Oh snap! Who’s that?
Don’t touch me, I’m too hot! Yes!
Qué pasó? Here I go!
So dope! Y tu lo sabes!
No pare

Sigue sigue!

Did you see me?

Freaky freakit!

What a way to begin the weekend
Sonny, anything you want is free, man!
And my dearly beloved Dominican Republic
I haven’t forgotten


Gonna see this honey, make a little money
And one day I’ll hop Jet


But until that fateful day, I’m grateful
I got a destination
I’m runnin’ to make it home
And home’s what Vanessa’s runnin’ away from!
I’m runnin’ to make it home
And home’s what Vanessa’s runnin’ away from

The neighborhood salon is the place I am working for the moment
As I cut their hair, ladies talk and share
Every day, who’s doin' who and why
The neighborhood salon doesn’t pay me what I wanna be making but I don’t mind
As I sweep the curb I can hear those turbo engines blazing a trail through the sky
I look up and think about the years gone by
But one day, I’m walkin’ to JFK and I’m gonna fly!
It won’t be long now!
Any day

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Written by: Lin-Manuel Miranda

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