Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Tony Award-winning musical, In The Heights, is being turned into a movie to be released in 2020.
Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega will play Daniela, Stephanie Beatriz, star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine will play Carla, and Orange is the New Black Star Dascha Polanco will play Cuca in the upcoming film adaptation.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 16, 2019
In The Heights will also feature Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, and Leslie Grace as Nina.
The film will be directed by Jon M Chu.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 17, 2019
In The Heights opened on Broadway in 2008 and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and won four, including the 2008 Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Choreography awards.
In the Heights transferred to the King’s Cross Theatre, London in October 2015 and ran until January 2017. This production was nominated for four awards at the 2016 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical.
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