In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show’s vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. For the film version, director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) brought the story home, filming its spectacular dance numbers on location in Washington Heights. That’s where Usnavi, Nina, and their neighbors chase their dreams and ask a universal question: Where do I belong? In the Heights: Finding Home reunites Miranda with Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize–winning librettist of the Broadway musical and screenwriter of the film. They do more than trace the making of an unlikely Broadway smash and a major motion picture: They give readers an intimate look at the decades-long creative life of In the Heights. Like Hamilton: The Revolution, the book offers untold stories, perceptive essays, and the lyrics to Miranda’s songs—complete with his funny, heartfelt annotations. It also features newly commissioned portraits and never-before-seen photos from backstage, the movie set, and productions around the world.
Tickets are on sale now! Each ticket includes a copy of In the Heights, the link to the Zoom virtual event, and the opportunity to have your question or questions forwarded to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alagria Hudes, or Jeremy McCarter.
This event will be moderated by America Ferrera. More information about, and tickets for, this terrific virtual event can be found on Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/lin-manuel-miranda-guests-in-the-heights-virtual-book-launch-event-tickets-154256552501 (please copy and paste if the link does not take you directly - Thanks!)