Tag: in the heights

Community Dance Emerges as the Star of In the Heights

In Washington Heights, if Usnavi is to be believed, the streets are made of music. In the opening moments of the film version of In the Heights, the lead character, played by Anthony Ramos, lightly drums a clave beat. The rhythm is taken over by a pair of keys, a gate, a hose, before scratch—Usnavi […]

2020–21 Season Preview: The In-the-Works Shows We're Looking Forward to Most

With how rapidly the performance landscape has shifted—and continues to shift—as the world grapples with COVID-19, looking ahead can feel fraught. Many artists, organizations and presenters remain in holding patterns. Nevertheless, we wanted to celebrate the projects that have been announced that excite us, even if their details (in particular, their planned performance dates) are […]

Here's the First Trailer for the "In the Heights" Movie

Lights up on Washington Heights—because the trailer for the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical In the Heights has arrived. It’s our first look into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s latest venture into film—because LMM isn’t stopping at three Tony awards, a Grammy award, and an Emmy. As an added bonus, we get to take a first […]

The 12 Most Groundbreaking Musicals of the Last Six Decades

Broadway musicals have been on my mind for more than half a century. I discovered them in grade school, not in a theater but electronically. On the radio, every weeknight an otherwise boring local station would play a cast album in its entirety; on television, periodically Ed Sullivan’s Sunday night variety show would feature an […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda Has Had an Insane Couple of Weeks

It’s been a while since we checked in on Lin-Manuel Miranda, who at this point really needs no introduction. Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the Broadway debut of In the Heights, Miranda’s first big hit that laid the groundwork for him to revolutionize the Great White Way with Hamilton. Sounds about right. Happy Heights […]

What's Next in Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Nonstop" Life?

“How to account for his rise to the top? Maaaaan, the man is non-stop.” Lin-Manuel Miranda that is. Even though the Tony Awards are coming up on June 12 (and Hamilton has a record-breaking 16 nominations), Miranda, the show’s creator, isn’t resting on his laurels. As he continues starring in the Broadway megahit Hamilton through July 9, he’s already getting his feet wet […]