Broadway Reacts To The IN THE HEIGHTS Movie Trailer
Lights up in Washington Heights! The trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical In the Heights was just released, and the Broadway community is buzzing with excitement for Washington Heights coming to the big screen! Stage favorites including Lea Salonga, Karen Olivo, Josh Gad, Telly Leung, and more have taken to Twitter to express their emotions about the new trailer. Check out what they all had to say below!
In the Heights will hit theaters on June 26, 2020, released by Warner Bros., who picked up the movie after a heated bidding war following the rights' release from The Weinstein Co. The film's script will be written by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) will direct the movie-musical. Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs and Scott Sanders are set to produce.
The film stars Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Leslie Grace as Nina, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Marc Anthony as Sonny's Father, Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Piraguero.
Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) December 12, 2019
Cannot tell y'all how I cried when I saw this trailer. Cried like I did at the first read-though before off-Broadway. Cried like I did when I called my mom while in the show telling her- "if this was it.. I'll have done enough." I felt home https://t.co/9CxWf99IIf- Joshua Henry (@joshuahenry20) December 12, 2019
Dreams Come True, Bitches! https://t.co/Yqg0wqsB3f- Karen Olivo (@Karenolivo) December 12, 2019
Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 12, 2019
This. More than a Dream. That's too small a word. This... THIS is LEGACY in the making... realized! This is PROOF! We were here... WE ARE HERE! @Lin_Manuel @quiarahudes @intheheights @jonmchu ✊??????????????????? https://t.co/jh045mo4C0- Christopher Jackson (@ChrisisSingin) December 12, 2019
?❤️ alabanzaaaaa- Ana Villafañe (@aanavee) December 12, 2019
The memory of seeing @Lin_Manuel and company at #37Arts perform @intheheights for the first time just flooded my heart like water from the hydrant after watching this clip! Can't wait for this movie! Can it be summer 2020 already? https://t.co/PiCSmFgkNL- Telly Leung (@tellyleung) December 12, 2019
Max von Essen (@MaxizPad) December 12, 2019
Estoy llorando. Eso es todo. Amazing.- rachel zegler (@rachelzegler) December 12, 2019
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Literally geared up in the doctors office after watching this- Hooooooooly cow we lucky. https://t.co/N6krZIT0Lz- Will Swenson (@thewillswenson) December 12, 2019
There's many Latinos in the world who only know the score from the recordings since they don't live in the US and were not exposed to the beauty of @intheheights on stage. Gracias @Lin_Manuel for making this film that looks exciting and made with so much heart. #InTheHeightsMovie- Mauricio Martínez (@martinezmau) December 12, 2019
I can't breath Send Help .. I am losing it ... summer is too far away ... pic.twitter.com/Ajl6LvYCuP- Marissa J Winokur (@MarissaJWinokur) December 12, 2019
the only hot takes about In The Heights allowed today are about how hot (temperature) the summer looks and how hot (lit AF) the trailer looks. You may also comment on how hot (Sexual appeal) any of the actors look, but w respect and admiration only. I don't make the rules- Heath Saunders (@feeltheheath) December 12, 2019
Tim Federle (@TimFederle) December 12, 2019
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ???- A.R.T. (@americanrep) December 12, 2019