Previous release date: June 26, 2020
Current release date: June 18, 2021
In the Heights was one of the most anticipated films of 2020, and is just as anticipated in 2021. Lin Manuel Miranda has a way of capturing the hearts of the masses with his genre-blending style, and in this pre-Hamilton show, he brings hip-hop rhythm and rhyme to a classic musical.
In the Heights tells the story of three days in the lives of the residents of Washington Heights in New York City, a predominantly Spanish-speaking neighborhood. The story began as a Tony-winning Broadway play and was adapted for the screen by Crazy Rich Asians director John M. Chu.
Musicals are not my favorite (perhaps an unpopular opinion these days, especially when it comes to the work of Lin Manuel Miranda), but it’s a historic moment to see such a culturally celebratory production in theaters. The wait ends June 18 when you’ll be able to catch the show in the theater or enjoy it from home on HBO Max.