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The film adaptation of In the heights is almost here after years of waiting, and now the reviews are there. Adapted from the Tony-winner musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the film premieres June 11 in theaters and on HBO Max. It will also open the Tribeca Festival on June 9 with various screenings around the city.
The film stars Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa and Leslie Grace as Nina. The main cast is completed by Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, Marc Antony as Sonny’s father, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario and Noah Catala . like Graffiti Pete. Miranda, who also produces and writes a new original song, plays Piraguero, the Washington Heights local who sells flavored ice cream in a cart.
In the heights features a screenplay by Hudes and is directed by Jon M. Chu.
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In the heights follows a tight-knit community in Washington Heights, New York as they experience success, joy, luck, love and sorrow.
Behind the camera, the creative team includes choreographer Christopher Scott, costume designer Mitchell Travers, cinematographer Alice Brooks, production designer Nelson Coates, sound editor Lewis Goldstein and editor Myron Kerstein. Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman were executive music producers. Miranda, Hudes, Scott Sanders, Anthony Bregman and Mara Jacobs produced the film, with David Nicksay and Kevin McCormick as executive producers.
The musical made its Off-Broadway debut in 2007 before transferring to Broadway, where it performed 1,184 performances at the Richard Rodgers Theater. In addition to the best musical, In the heights won the Tony Awards in 2008 for Best Original Music, Best Choreography, and Best Orchestration. The show was also a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in theater.