• [NEWS] New "In the Heights" trailer (stage musical adaptation)

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    New In the Heights Trailer Promises a Magical Musical Experience
    Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted a new In the Heights trailer at the
    2021 Academy Awards. The new footage of Jon M. Chu's big-screen
    adaptation has made its way online, and, like the previous
    trailers before it, promises a magical experience full of
    stunning choreography, and exciting musical numbers.

    Trailer: (1min 40secs)

    In the Heights was originally scheduled for a 2020 and June 18
    release, but will now be released on HBO Max on June 11. The
    last release date pitted the film against Disney-Pixar's newest
    animated film Luca, while its new release date sets Chu's
    musical as counter-programming to The Conjuring: The Devil Made
    Me Do It.

    Based on Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's award-winning
    Broadway musical of the same name In the Heights stars Anthony
    Ramos (Hamilton, A Star is Born), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta
    Compton) and Golden Globe winner Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue), who
    will be playing the roles of Usnavi de la Vega, Benny and
    Kevin, respectively. Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega, Brooklyn
    Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz, and Orange Is the New Black's
    Dascha Polanco also star.

    The story is set in Washington Heights in New York City and
    focuses on a bodega owner who is closing his store and retiring
    to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother's
    fortune. The musical won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical.

    Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) directed the adaptation from a
    script penned by Quiara Alegría Hudes (Hamilton) with Miranda,
    who starred in and wrote the music and lyrics to the Broadway
    musical, serving as producer alongside Anthony Bregman, Mara
    Jacobs and Scott Sanders.


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