Sing the latest trailers from In the Heights, the upcoming adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ beloved stage musical.
The latest trailers for In the heights, the film adaptation of the successful Broadway musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes has arrived. Miranda is perhaps best known for bringing America’s founding fathers to life with a musical sensation. Hamilton, which dominated Disney + last year. However, before Hamilton, Miranda demonstrated her lyrical skills with In the heights a more personal history of the community that resides in New York City’s Washington Heights. The musical premiered on Broadway in 2008 and won 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Director Jon M. Chu’s Cinematic Take In the heights It was originally scheduled to premiere in June 2020. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was delayed for an entire year. Now, In the heights It will debut on June 18 as one of the Warner Bros. films that will premiere on both HBO Max and in theaters. Stars Hamilton Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, a winery owner who dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic, but struggles to leave his hometown behind, as do the people who live in the colorful neighborhood that surrounds him.
More than a year after the debut of the first trailer, Warner Bros. has released not one, but TWO trailers for In the heights. Both showcase some of the musical’s biggest songs, from the title opener “In the Heights” to the rousing ensemble number “96,000.” Perhaps most importantly, they present Washington Heights to the public brilliantly and energetically. Check them out below.
Chu demonstrated his skills with great shows when it came to movies like Crazy Rich Asians Y Now you see me 2 but In the heights offers some new challenges. The musical has many important ensemble numbers that are balanced by quieter character moments, and Chu will have to make them all flow realistically. However, based on these new developments, it looks like it will be successful. It’s hard not to feel the chills listening to the vibrant songs, and Ramos already puts his own spin on the role of Usnavi (which Miranda originated on Broadway). In the heights It also features an impressive cast that includes Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Stephanie Beatriz, and Jimmy Smits. Everyone has their time in the spotlight in the latter In the heights trailers.
With its June release date, In the heights is ready to be the musical event of the summer. Interestingly, it was Hamilton who took that title last year, but only played it at home. In the heights it will have a new edge when screening in theaters, which feels like the optimal place to enjoy all the great scenes. For those who are only familiar with Miranda’s work at Hamilton, In the heights promises to be a must see.
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