Jon M. Chu’s adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical “In the Heights” finally opens in theaters today, with widespread acclaim behind it. Critics have given the latest Warner Bros. musical a 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with many declaring it the first contender in the 2022 Oscar race. So does...
After the pandemic delayed its highly-anticipated release, the In the Heights movie is finally coming to very thirsty fans this Friday - and, a special behind-the-scenes look at the movie and Broadway play is hitting bookshelves. In the Heights: Finding Home is a joint venture with Lin-Manuel Miranda, screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter - it combines never-before-seen photos and oral history style-storytelling to take readers onto the Washington Heights set, spilling all sorts of secrets. Here, in an exclusive excerpt, read along as the cast battles record heat to complete the "Carnaval del Barrio" number.
In the Heights took a while to migrate from the stage to the movies: 14 years from off-Broadway to cinemas and HBO Max accounts everywhere—and add an extra seven if you want to count from the show’s earliest draft, a student production at Wesleyan University that went up in the year 2000. (I was a classmate of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s at the time, and the ravenous demand for tickets prepared me for the impossibility of getting into Hamilton.) Though In the Heights was (eventually) a Tony-winning Broadway hit, it was, to some extent, overshadowed by its influences (Rent) and the cultural phenomenon of Miranda’s Broadway follow-up. On movie screens, however, the calculus changes. The Rent movie is negligible, a proper Hamilton movie (i.e., not just a filmed record of the stage production) is years if not decades away, and In the Heights is arguably the most important movie musical since Moulin Rouge!
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New York (CNN Business) — The theater industry has gotten help from a lot of sources so far this year. First, it was a radioactive lizard fighting a giant ape, then it was Emily Blunt quietly outrunning monsters. Now it's Lin-Manuel Miranda's turn to save the box office. "In the...
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NEW YORK — Some wore nurse's scrubs, some brought folding chairs. They came straight from work or walked over from apartment buildings their families have lived in for generations. Many spoke only Spanish. None had tickets to Wednesday's premiere of "In the Heights," the movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's first stage musical. But when an ode to the middle- and working-class Latin American communities of Washington Heights, written by a Puerto Rican who grew up in Washington Heights, premieres in Washington Heights, you have to go, verdad?
Ed Morales (@SpanglishKid) is a journalist and lecturer at Columbia University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. He's the author of the book "Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture." The views expressed are his own. View more opinion articles on CNN.
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Anthony Ramos says the Broadway musical "In the Heights" kept him believing he could be an actor someday
Growing up in a Puerto Rican family in Brooklyn, Anthony Ramos said he noticed there were not many Latino roles on Broadway. Then he found hope in the stage production of "In the Heights," he tells contributor Kelefa Sanneh in an interview for "CBS Sunday Morning," to be broadcast June 13.
“In the Heights” (Warner Bros.) likely won’t be one of the biggest openings of the year. It might not even rank #1 for the weekend (“Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” from Sony might be). But how well it does will provide important clues as to which audiences are returning and raise possibilities for a wider set of movies getting traction.
Onto another story. Before Lin-Manuel Miranda created the hit musical "Hamilton," he wrote another Broadway show that ran for years - "In The Heights." Instead of a founding father, it celebrates a New York neighborhood. Well, the movie version arrives this weekend, and Bob Mondello says it has made the leap from stage to screen with exuberance to spare.
In the Heights is Lin-Manuel Miranda's ode to the Latino neighborhood near where he grew up. The musical won a Tony on Broadway, and now, director Jon M. Chu and his team have translated the story from stage to the big screen. The film opening this weekend was shot on location in Washington Heights, on the upper, upper West side of New York City.
It’s been a pretty huge week for entertainment news, what with the combined online rollout of this year’s E3 and Netflix’s Geeked Week. Composer Yoko Kanno has joined the live-action Cowboy Bebop! Zack Snyder’s producing a Norse Mythology anime! Elden Ring finally has a release date! To top it off, we got the time-hopping premiere episode of Loki, the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe-affiliated TV series starring Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson (wow!).
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Excitement greeted “In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s dynamic paean to the Latin American communities of New York City’s Washington Heights, when it launched on Broadway in 2008. The New York Daily News proclaimed that “Latinos are back on Broadway.” The show garnered 13 Tony nominations and four wins. When the...
It’s her! Valentina! This week, the 30-year-old entertainer makes her film debut with In the Heights, looking gorgeous as ever decked out in golden hoop earrings, orange diva shades, and thigh-high boots. She might only have one line of dialogue in one scene of the movie musical, but the former Drag Race Miss Congeniality makes her time count. It’s a perfect fit that finds her alongside the other salon divas for “No Me Diga,” the musical’s upbeat number that centers on the neighborhood ladies kiki-ing about the chisme making its way around the block.
Emotion vibrated through New York’s United Palace theater Wednesday night as In the Heights finally screened for a live audience. Applause broke out a dozen times during the musical’s world premiere at the Tribeca Festival. The sight of the opening titles on the big screen alone was enough to get star Anthony Ramos to leap to his feet and pump his fist.
Blockbuster films delayed by the pandemic are now hitting the big screen. Among the first of the summer season is “In the Heights,” which opened Thursday in theaters and streams on HBO Max. As Jeffrey Brown reports, the modern-day musical with a Latino cast set in a Manhattan neighborhood has high ambitions of shaking up Hollywood and beyond. It is part of our arts and culture series, "CANVAS."