Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco, Stephanie Beatriz Join the Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS

By: Apr. 16, 2019
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Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco, Stephanie Beatriz Join the Cast of IN THE HEIGHTS

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco and Stephanie Beatriz have joined the cast of the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS.

Daphne Rubin-Vega will play Daniela, Dascha Polanco will play Cuca, and Stephanie Beatriz will play Carla!

Miranda announced the news on Twitter today, see his tweet below!

They join a cast that includes Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barerra, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, and Jimmy Smits.

In the Heights will hit theaters on June 26, 2020, released by Warner Bros., who picked up the movie last month 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 Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS features music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The show opened on Broadway production in March 2008 and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. It won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and was also nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The film is set for a 2020 release and will film uptown this summer.

Daphne Rubin-Vega is a two-time Tony and Drama Desk nominee (1996/2004) and recipient of the Theater World, Obie (1996) and Blockbuster (1998) Awards. She has been a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company since 1992 and in 2005, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Kean University. "Dr." Rubin-Vega is perhaps best known for the roles she originated, including Mimi (RENT) and Conchita (Anna in the Tropics), both Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway shows for which she was nominated for the Tony Award. Selected originated roles include Dolores in Empanada Loca, a play written specifically for Rubin-Vega (Drama Desk nom), Rahmi in Gum, Sofia in Nilo Cruz' Two Sisters and a Piano, and Lucy (Jack Goes Boating) at The Public. Her Broadway revivals of A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Magenta) and Les Miserables (Fantine).

Stephanie Beatriz is best known for starring on the hit NBC comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and Dascha Polanco is one of the stars of Netflix's hit comedy/drama "Orange is the New Black."

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