In The Heights Is An Adapted Musical From Lin-Manuel Miranda
While it is fun to see the brand-new sets, cast, and everything else that the movie has to offer, it is important to remember that this musical got its start on the stages of Broadway, as many musicals do. Lin-Manuel Miranda, a frequent visitor to Washington Heights, considering he once lived right next to the neighborhood, thinks of the musical as a love letter to the place that he called home.
Miranda is known for his work on several other films, whether that be through acting or his musical talents. He composed all the songs in the hit Disney musical Moana for its 2016 release,and had a starring role in Mary Poppins Returns, so it’s no surprise that now that he’s broken into the mainstream, he’s bringing In the Heights to the public for many more to enjoy, as well.