In The Heights

AlbertFood
Swing
joined:7/5/13
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 02:25am
I am listening to In The Heights album, I do not think people know how special an original musical is on Broadway. I am so glad the critics and Tony Committee the Pulitzer committee all knew how great this musical is. It should have lasted longer on broadway.
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 02:31am
Yeah! My favorite part was when the Piragua guy won the Pulitzer.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
TheatreFan4
Broadway Legend
joined:8/12/09
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 03:15am
The music was good, but the story. All of it was so incredibly stupid... Like not even enjoyable soap opera bad.
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"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
AlbertFood
Swing
joined:7/5/13
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 03:23am
it didn't win but it got nominated
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 03:49am
The story for In the Heights was laughably terrible.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 06:41am
While I didn't love the show, the story wasn't that bad. It was simple and sweet.

It was loved by many, and lasted as long as the public needed it to. As is always the case.


To the OP: there are probably dozens of threads on this show from when it was open, why not look them up and see what people actually thought of the the show when it was playing.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
broadway guy
Broadway Legend
joined:8/5/11
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 11:04am
Really don't care for this show.
BrodyFosse123
Broadway Legend
joined:2/27/06
In The Heights
Posted: 7/6/13 at 12:26pm
Loved the film adaptation. Sofia Vergara was born to play Daniela and Selena Gomez was a perfect fit for Nina. So happy Lin-Manuel Miranda was able to reprise his Usnavi for the film. Looking forward to the DVD release in October.
So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
BwayLover79
Swing
joined:5/22/13
In The Heights
Posted: 7/10/13 at 02:34pm
I loved In The Heights. Can't wait to see Lin-Manuel Miranda at Joe's Pub next month!
Adam Chris
Broadway Legend
joined:1/18/05
In The Heights
Posted: 7/10/13 at 07:40pm
I think it was a shame the way the movie pre-production fall apart. I, for one, would have loved to see the film adaptation with Lin-Manuel.
SporkGoddess
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
In The Heights
Posted: 7/11/13 at 11:08am
I loooove the score, but as others have said, the book is a mess.
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
In The Heights
Posted: 7/11/13 at 11:14am
I've warmed up to the score, but the plotlines are predictable and banal. I didn't care for the Broadway cast, aside from Andrea Burns, but I liked it much better on tour.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
In The Heights
Posted: 7/11/13 at 12:17pm
I really enjoyed this show and even saw it several times during its run on Broadway. That was until the final performance whereby the obnoxious fans in the audience totally turned me off to the show.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
In The Heights
Posted: 7/11/13 at 01:08pm
Dramamama -- why do people care so much if someone wants to post a topic that may have been discussed before? What does it really matter?
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
In The Heights
Posted: 7/11/13 at 01:15pm
Did I say he shouldn't have started this thread? Or even implied that? No. I even RESPONED to his question, simply and honestly.

I only SUGGESTED that he might find more detailed info by looking at the threads that existed. It was meant to be a helpful suggestion. There was no snark in any way.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
In The Heights
Posted: 7/11/13 at 01:39pm
Oh -- sorry. The sentiment is expressed so often that I assumed its customary snark. Apologies.