A film still from ‘In The Heights.’ (Warner Bros. Pictures/YouTube)
When it opened on Broadway, In The Heights shined like fireworks over the George Washington Bridge. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first big foray onto Broadway ran nearly three years, won four Tony Awards (including Best New Musical) and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. And now it’s headed to the big screen.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating more footage of the film adaptation, directed by Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) and starring Anthony Ramos in the role that Miranda created:
Lights up on Washington Heights, a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big… The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi, who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.