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Director Jon M. Chu Promises ‘In the Heights’ Will Hit the Big Screen: ‘It Demands to Be in a Theater’

Director Jon M. Chu promises “In the Heights” will make its theatrical debut. Exactly when, of course, is another question as the coronavirus pandemic prompted Warner Bros. to hit the “pause” button on the film’s scheduled June 26 release indefinitely. Screenings of early cuts of the film had already begun when the pandemic broke. “I […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Lin-manuel Miranda, Jon M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians, In The Heights, Brooklynn Prince, Home Before Dark

Listen: Karen Olivo on ‘Moulin Rouge!’ and Life During the Broadway Shutdown

When the “Moulin Rouge!” musical shut down along with the rest of Broadway, actor Karen Olivo found herself missing castmates who’d become more than just coworkers. Listen to this week’s “Stagecraft” podcast below: “You spend so much time with these people, and we have such an intimate relationship, that when they’re pulled from you, it feels very […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Broadway, West Side Story, Moulin Rouge, In The Heights, Karen Olivo, Coronavirus

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Release Moved to August, ‘In the Heights’ and Other Warner Bros. Movies Pushed Indefinitely

We all had a feeling this was coming: the Wonder Woman 1984 release date has been pushed from June to August. Warner Bros. made the decision to move their big superhero sequel due to the coronavirus crisis, and not only is Wonder Woman moving, but several other Warner pics have shifted as well. While Wonder Woman 1984 has its August date locked down (for now), films like In the Heights, Scoob, and Malignant have been pulled from the calendar indefinitely. The coronavirus crisis has changed H...
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Warner Bros. Postpones Wonder Woman 1984, In The Heights & More

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. postpones Wonder Woman 1984, In The Heights & More Two more films have bit the delay dust as Warner Bros. has elected to postpone the theatrical releases of Wonder Woman 1984, In the Heights, Scoob and Malignant, with the former being pushed to an August release while the latter three remain undated until after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. (Via Variety) RELATED: A Quiet Place Part II Release Date Delayed Due to Coronavirus “When we greenlit Wonder ...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Hints at ‘In the Heights’ Delay: ‘A Lot Remains to Be Done’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights” could struggle to be ready in time for its big-screen debut, currently set for June 26, if coronavirus concerns delay post-production, the Tony winner suggested Sunday night. Miranda — in a livestream interview with Rosie O’Donnell that was billed as a remounting of her successful daytime talk […]
Tags: News, Miranda, Lin Manuel Miranda, Rosie O Donnell, In The Heights

America Ferrera: “For a Very Long Time, I Felt Very Alone and Isolated as a Latina in This Industry,”

Even though she won Hollywood’s top TV awards, including an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award, in the 2000s, for her titular role as “Ugly Betty,” America Ferrera felt on her own, culturally, as a Latina actress. “For a very long time, I felt very alone and isolated as a Latina in this […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Awards, Events, America Ferrera, Emmy Golden Globe, Latina, National Hispanic Media Coalition, In The Heights, Impact Awards

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Stephanie Beatriz on Bi Erasure and Why ‘In the Heights’ Moved Her to Tears

Fans of sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” are often perplexed when they hear actor Stephanie Beatriz in real life: Unlike the the throaty register Beatriz speaks in as Detective Rosa Diaz on the show — perfectly suited for the deadpan quality she delivers her lines — her actual voice is upbeat and pitched about an octave higher.  […]
Tags: News, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Lin-manuel Miranda, Beatriz, Stephanie Beatriz, In The Heights, Rosa Diaz

‘We Are Freestyle Love Supreme’: Film Review

For any Lin-Manuel Miranda fans whose hearts sank almost as quickly as they rose upon hearing that, yes, there’s a “Hamilton” movie, and no, it won’t be out for another 20 months, succor may be on the way in the form of a probably faster-arriving movie that features Miranda in almost as big a role, […]
Tags: Reviews, Miranda, Sundance film festival, Hamilton, Film Review, Lin Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, In The Heights, Freestyle Love Supreme

‘In the Heights’ Production Designer on How Cultural Accuracy Informs the Film’s Look

In service to the director’s vision on a project, production designer Nelson Coates is an artistic pied piper. “You want to [construct] a visual arc and take people on that journey,” he says. Having scoured locations in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand for Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians,” the two reunite for “In the Heights.” […]
Tags: Artisans, Production, Thailand, Lin-manuel Miranda, Singapore Malaysia, Jon M. Chu, In The Heights, Nelson Coates

Secret agents, gay aliens and elf cops: 10 movies that have us excited for 2020

[caption id="attachment_546742" align="alignnone" width="670"] Tenet[/caption] Another year upon us, another litany of reasons to visit the local multiplex. 2019 featured a batch of fair-to-middling big-budget studio films, several of which left a foul taste in our mouths we still struggle to forget. Lucky for us, 2020 looks a bit brighter, with a good mix of action, adventure, suspense, musicals and drama set to hit the big screen. What has us most excited? Have a look, though bear with us: som...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Maxwell, Diana, Kristen Wiig, Ad Friendly, Dune, Chris Pine, Gal Gadot, Tenet, West Side Story, Pedro Pascal, Patty Jenkins, In The Heights, Artemis Fowl

In the Heights’ Anthony Ramos to Lead Sci-fi Comedy Distant

In the Heights’ Anthony Ramos to lead sci-fi comedy Distant A few days after the debut of the first trailer for his next big-screen outing In the Heights, Anthony Ramos has found his next project in the form of the upcoming sci-fi comedy Distant at Amblin Entertainment, according to Variety. RELATED: Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos Joins Liam Neeson in Honest Thief The film, which is being written by Spenser Cohen (Extinction) and directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon (Office Christmas Party), wi...
Tags: Movies, Netflix, Broadway, Dreamworks, Liam Neeson, Spike Lee, Will Ferrell, Will Arnett, Hamilton, Vega, Sonny, Gordon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ramos, Matt Hirsch, ComingSoon

‘In The Heights’ Movie Cast Now Includes Stephanie Beatriz, Jimmy Smits and More

The In the Heights movie cast continues to grow, as Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu sets out to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical to the big screen. Jimmy Smits, Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz, and several other actors have been added in the past few days. Hamilton veteran Anthony Ramos stars in the movie, which is based on Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical. *Taps ?*Bueno, you didn’t hear it from me,But some little birdie told me…@VegaRubin IS [email protected]
Tags: Movies, Casting, Washington, Broadway, Manhattan, Musical, Miranda, Stanford University, Hamilton, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Benny, Vanessa, Carla, Nina, Dascha Polanco

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz & Dascha Polance Join In the Heights

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz & Dascha Polance join In the Heights The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that Warner Bros’ upcoming adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical In the Heights has expanded its all-star roster once again with the additions of Broadway star Daphne Rubin-Vega, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz and Orange is the New Black‘s Dascha Polance. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB....
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Broadway, Warner Bros, Orange, Miranda, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Golden Globe, Kevin, Jon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Corey Hawkins, Scott Sanders, ComingSoon

In the Heights Film: Leslie Grace & Melissa Barrera Cast as Female Leads

In the Heights film: Leslie Grace & Melissa Barrera cast as female leads Three-time Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter to announce the complete main cast members of his upcoming In the Heights movie, revealing that singer-songwriter Leslie Grace and Mexican actress Melissa Barrera (Vida) have  been cast as the film’s female leads. In addition, Miranda has also shared the first behind-the-scene photo from the film’s rehearsal. Featuring our first look at the four main leads togethe...
Tags: Movies, NYC, New York City, Broadway, Miranda, Stanford University, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Benny, Tony, Golden Globe, Kevin, Jon, Vanessa, Lin Manuel Miranda, Corey Hawkins

Jimmy Smits Joins Cast of In the Heights Movie

Jimmy Smits joins cast of In the Heights movie According to Collider, Golden Globe winner Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue) is in the final negotiations to join the cast of In the Heights, Warner Bros’ forthcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Broadway musical. Smits is set to play the role of Nina’s father Kevin, who is described as a proud and hardworking businessman. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRe...
Tags: Movies, NYC, New York City, Broadway, Miranda, Dominican Republic, Vega, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Benny, Kevin, Jon, Corey Hawkins, Nina, Smits, Scott Sanders

Film News Roundup: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Casts Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera

In today’s film news roundup, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera and Aaron Eckhart get major roles, Donna Langley is a commencement speaker, and the Brittania Awards are set for Oct. 25. CASTINGS Leslie Grace and Melissa Barrera have been cast for the feature adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights” from “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon […]
Tags: News, Aaron Eckhart, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jon, Donna Langley, In The Heights, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Leslie Grace Melissa Barrera

‘In the Heights’ Finds Its Benny With ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Star Corey Hawkins

The upcoming feature film adaptation of In the Heights has found its Benny. Corey Hawkins, star of Straight Outta Compton and the 24 revival, has been cast in In the Heights as one of its lead characters Benny, originated by Christopher Jackson in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play. Hawkins’ addition fleshes out the In the Heights cast, which is lead by Anthony Ramos. Deadline reports that Corey Hawkins is joining the In the Heights cast as one of its lead characters: Benny, a young man wh...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Casting, Broadway, Adaptation, Manhattan, Musical, Hamilton, Washington Heights, George Washington, Benny, Jon, Hawkins, Corey Hawkins, Ramos

Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins Joins In The Heights

Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins joins In The Heights Deadline reports that the upcoming feature adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning play In the Heights has attached Straight Outta Compton star Corey Hawkins as one of its lead characters, Benny. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneS...
Tags: Movies, NYC, New York City, Amc, Fox, Broadway, Spike Lee, Miranda, Dr Dre, Skull Island, Dominican Republic, Straight Outta Compton, Washington Heights, Compton, Benny, Tony

‘In the Heights’ Movie Will Star ‘Hamilton’ Actor Anthony Ramos

Anthony Ramos, who has appeared in Hamilton, can currently be seen in A Star is Born, and who has appeared in productions of the In the Heights stage production, is in talks to star in the In the Heights movie. The film is an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s pre-Hamilton musical set over the course of three hot summer days in the neighborhood of Washington Heights. Variety has the news about Ramos joining the In the Heights movie cast. If all goes according to plan, Ramos will play Usnavi ...
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Anthony Ramos to Star in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Anthony Ramos, the “Hamilton” alum who recently appeared alongside Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born,” has found his next project. Sources tell Variety that Ramos is in talks to re-team with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in the film adaptation of the 2005 Broadway musical “In the Heights.” “In the Heights” is set […]
Tags: News, Lady Gaga, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ramos, Anthony Ramos, In The Heights, Anthony Ramos the Hamilton

‘In The Heights’ Director Compares the Musical Adaptation to ‘Do The Right Thing’ and ‘Annie Hall’

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name with his Broadway smash hit Hamilton, he created the Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights. That play has been inching toward a Hollywood adaptation since 2011, but it seems like it’s finally going to happen with director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) at the helm. In a new interview, Chu explains his vision for bringing a movie adaptation to life and offers a few more In The Heights details that you can read about bel...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Harvey Weinstein, Broadway, Adaptation, Manhattan, Warner Bros, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Hamilton, Annie Hall, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda

Just How Many Projects Does Lin-Manuel Miranda Have on His Full Plate?

“Hamilton” mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda may currently be the hardest-working and in-demand man in Hollywood. How many TV and film projects does he currently have in the works? Let’s see: 1) On Friday Miranda was announced as part of the cast, along with James McAvoy and Ruth Wilson, in the BBC’s upcoming series “His Dark Materials,” […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Bbc, James McAvoy, The Little Mermaid, Ruth Wilson, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ Movie Set for 2020 Release Date

While we all bide our time until the inevitable Hamilton movie, we can take solace in knowing Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical, In The Heights, is coming to the big screen. And now the In The Heights movie release date has been set: summer 2020. Before Hamilton, there was In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical set in Washington Heights, NYC. While In The Heights wasn’t as huge a phenomenon as Hamilton would become, it won awards and earned its rightful place in musical theat...
Tags: Movies, Harvey Weinstein, Broadway, Manhattan, Warner Bros, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Hamilton, Universal Pictures, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nina, Weinstein Company, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Warners

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Sets Summer 2020 Release

Warner Bros. has set a June 26, 2020, release date for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” which won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. Warner Bros. won a bidding war for the project on May 17. The project had previously been set up at the Weinstein Company in 2016, but was extricated from […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Lin Manuel Miranda, Weinstein Company, In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Movie Lands at Warner Bros. After HUGE Bidding War

In the Heights has finally found a home. After a troubled road to the big screen, the adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony Award-winning musical has landed at Warner Bros. The studio won the rights to the In the Heights movie adaptation after a fierce bidding war following the implosion of the project’s former studio, The Weinstein Company. Warner Bros. is flying high this week, winning the rights to the In the Heights movie adaptation after a bidding war with several studios including Fo...
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‘In the Heights’: Warner Bros. Wins Movie Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Musical

Warner Bros. has won the bidding war over several other studios for the movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights,” which won the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. The project had been set up at the Weinstein Company in 2016 but was extricated from TWC last fall after the Harvey Weinstein sexual […]
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Off Broadway Review: ‘Miss You Like Hell’

Immigration, parental absence and cyber-relationships all figure in to the road trip musical “Miss You Like Hell,” an earnest — and now very Trump-topical — show that too often gets stuck in a traffic jam of multiple themes, characters and storylines. The book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, writer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Water by […]
Tags: Reviews, Pulitzer Prize, Trump, Public Theater, Quiara Alegria Hudes, In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Receive Monte Cristo Award (EXCLUSIVE)

Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the 18th annual Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, the new-work development organization of which Miranda is one of the highest-profile alumni. Miranda will be honored in a gala dinner set to include a conversation with the creator-star of “Hamilton” and “In the Heights.” Located in Waterford, Conn., […]
Tags: News, Miranda, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, In The Heights, Waterford Conn

Jay Z Is Helping To Turn A Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical Into A Movie

Back before Hamilton turned him into a household name, Lin-Manuel Miranda was already a Broadway sensation. His 2008 musical In The Heights, about a group of kids growing up in New York's Washington Heights neighborhood, was a hit, though not on the world-historical level of Hamilton. And it's notable for being perhaps the first Broadway … More »
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