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VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Join IN THE HEIGHTS 'Blackout' Trend! Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo Join IN THE HEIGHTS 'Blackout' Trend!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo have joined in on the new In the Heights trend sweeping through TikTok! The pair, who originated the roles of Usnavi and Vanessa in the original Broadway production of In the Heights, filmed themselves lip-syncing to 'Blackout' from the film, with Miranda singing Vanessa's part and Olivo singing Usnavi's.

IN THE HEIGHTS Wins Best Picture at HCA Midseason Awards Photo IN THE HEIGHTS Wins Best Picture at HCA Midseason Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2021

See the full list of award winners here. In The Heights took home top honors, including best picture, best actor for Anthony Ramos, and best director for Jon M. Chu.

Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz  Photo Weekly Roundup: Our Top Ten Theater TikToks of the Week - Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz IV, Miranda Sings & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

Check out this week's top ten TikToks, featuring Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz IV, Miranda Sings, Natalie Weiss & more!

Student Blog: In the Heights and Cats: Why the Team Behind Movie Musicals is so Impor Photo Student Blog: In the Heights and Cats: Why the Team Behind Movie Musicals is so Important
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Jun 15, 2021

Seeing both of these movies and comparing their teams has shown that Hollywood needs to let Broadway people work on movie musicals. There is an understanding that Broadway people have of musicals that Hollywood people don't. 

Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses IN THE HEIGHTS Colorism Controversy Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses IN THE HEIGHTS Colorism Controversy
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021

This weekend, the big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights, opened in movie theaters. Despite widespread acclaim, the film has also sparked online criticism and debate about its lack of adequate Afro-Latinx representation, particularly in its leading cast. 

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Latino Representation in Musical Theatre,  Photo VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Latino Representation in Musical Theatre, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021

Anthony Ramos, star of the new film adaptation of In The Heights, recently sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to chat about playing Usnavi, Latino representation in musical theatre, and much more.

Jimmy Smits Talks Honing His Singing and Dancing Skills For IN THE HEIGHTS Photo Jimmy Smits Talks Honing His Singing and Dancing Skills For IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

The film adaptation of In The Heights is now in theaters and on HBO Max. Jimmy Smits, who plays the role of Kevin Rosario, recently chatted about how he prepared for the film, putting together clips of him singing to prove he could, and more!

IN THE HEIGHTS Featured a Small Tribute to HAMILTON; Did You Catch It? Photo IN THE HEIGHTS Featured a Small Tribute to HAMILTON; Did You Catch It?
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

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!

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda and the IN THE HEIGHTS Creative Team in a Never-Before-Seen Clip
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2021

In the clip, watch as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Quiara Hudes, Bill Sherman, Alex Lacamoire, and Andy Blankenbuehler figured out how to end the musical's big number, 96,000.

IN THE HEIGHTS is Projected to Bring in $13M in its Opening Weekend Photo IN THE HEIGHTS is Projected to Bring in $13M in its Opening Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2021

The new film adaptation of 'In The Heights' has brought in box office numbers that are lower than predicted. The film was expected to generate more than $20 million. However, with it bringing in $4.9 million on Friday from 3,456 theaters, its 3-day estimate is now just under $13 million.

Review Roundup: IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation; What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: IN THE HEIGHTS Film Adaptation; What Did the Critics Think?
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2021

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.

BWW Album Review: IN THE HEIGHTS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Captivating  Photo BWW Album Review: IN THE HEIGHTS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Captivating and Gorgeous
by David Clarke - Jun 11, 2021

Getting to experience the energy that new arrangements and new voices brings to the beloved material is a delight from beginning to end. Even if the movie‚Äôs reduced tracklist feels more like a ‚Äúhighlights‚ÄĚ album, the record clips along with mirth and will easily have listeners dancing and singing along.

BWW Interview: Jaime Lozano of Joe's Pub Live! Free Virtual Concert June 24th Photo BWW Interview: Jaime Lozano of Joe's Pub Live! Free Virtual Concert June 24th
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 10, 2021

Jaime Lozano can't wait to be back on the live stage but in the meantime fans can enjoy him virtually, thanks to Joe's Pub.

Mandy Gonzalez, Daphne Rubin Vega, and More to Join Jaime Lozano for Virtual Concert  Photo Mandy Gonzalez, Daphne Rubin Vega, and More to Join Jaime Lozano for Virtual Concert at Joe's Pub Live
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 9, 2021

Considered by Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda to be the 'next big thing' on Broadway, Mexican director, composer, arranger, and orchestrator Jaime Lozano is 'returning' to Joe's Pub on June 24 with a virtual concert as part of its series Joe's Pub Live!, a free series of streamed performances.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING! Photo VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jon Chu Discuss IN THE HEIGHTS on CBS THIS MORNING!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

They also discussed the return of Broadway and why the industry needs to be more diverse.

VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSO Photo VIDEO: Leslie Grace Reveals Hardest 'In The Heights' Dance Scene on THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2021

Leslie Grace plays Nina Rosario in Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights,' which will be released in theaters and on HBO Max this Friday, June 11th. 

VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo VIDEO: Anthony Ramos Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, Not Getting Advice From Lin-Manuel Miranda, and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2021

In the interview, Ramos talked about getting his career start in Radio City Music Hall, and teased his album Love and Lies. He also talked about stepping into Lin-Manuel Miranda’s role for the movie adaptation of In the Heights, and how Miranda didn't offer him much advice.

Wake Up With BWW 6/8: Bruce Springsteen to Return to Broadway, Nick Jonas to Lead JER Photo Wake Up With BWW 6/8: Bruce Springsteen to Return to Broadway, Nick Jonas to Lead JERSEY BOYS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021

Today's top stories: Bruce Springsteen will return to Broadway, Nick Jonas will lead an upcoming streaming performance of Jersey Boys, watch the first eight minutes of In The Heights, and more!

STAGE TUBE: Disfruta de los primeros minutos de IN THE HEIGHTS Photo STAGE TUBE: Disfruta de los primeros minutos de IN THE HEIGHTS
by Ainhoa Hornero - Jun 7, 2021

La película llegará a los cines el 18 de junio

VIDEO: Watch the First Eight Minutes of the IN THE HEIGHTS Film Now Photo VIDEO: Watch the First Eight Minutes of the IN THE HEIGHTS Film Now
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021

The film adaptation of In The Heights officially hits theaters this week, but you can watch the first eight minutes of the film now, featuring Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more!

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