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IN THE HEIGHTS Featured a Small Tribute to HAMILTON; Did You Catch It?

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Director Jon M. Chu says it was entirely Lin-Manuel Miranda's idea to tie the two musicals together in this sneaky way.

IN THE HEIGHTS Featured a Small Tribute to HAMILTON; Did You Catch It?

Fans of Hamilton were very excited to find a hidden Easter egg in the new In The Heights movie, which paid homage to the hit musical.

During a scene in which Kevin Rosario (played by Jimmy Smits) is on hold to talk to Stanford, the hold music is a little instrumental of "You'll Be Back", the iconic song sung by King George III in Hamilton!

Director Jon M. Chu told The Wrap that it was entirely Lin-Manuel Miranda's idea to tie the two musicals together in this sneaky way.

"That was indeed a Lin idea, and we wanted to make it a Muzak version," Chu said. "It's all part of the 'Lin-ematic Universe."

Read more on The Wrap.

The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In The Heights" is now in theaters and on HBO Max. The creator of "Hamilton" and the director of "Crazy Rich Asians" invite you to a cinematic event, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... "In the Heights."

Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community.

At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life. "In the Heights" fuses Lin-Manuel Miranda's kinetic music and lyrics with director Jon M. Chu's lively and authentic eye for storytelling to capture a world very much of its place, but universal in its experience.

The cast of "In The Heights" features Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Dascha Polanco, Stephanie Beatriz, Gregory Diaz IV, Olga Meridez, and Jimmy Smits.


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