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5 Musicals to Watch After ‘In the Heights’

Director Jon M. Chu‘s vibrant, joyful film adaptation of the musical In the Heights hit theaters and HBO Max one week ago. If you’ve seen that movie but want to continue to immerse yourselves in the singing, dancing, and wonderfully choreographed world of musicals, here is a list of five musicals to watch after In the Heights. West Side Story West Side Story is one of those films like Citizen Kane or Casablanca: movies you’ve heard about so often that they might initially seem too imposin...
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: “I’m Truly Sorry”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who created and starred in the stage musical of In the Heights, has responded to the criticisms of colorism in the feature film directed by Jon M. Chu. The criticism had been brewing over the past week on Twitter, after an interview with the cast and crew pointed out the lack of Afro-Latino actors in the film, despite being set in the famously diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights. Miranda issued an apology over the “hurt and frustration” caused by this erasure...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Stage, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Leon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Chu, Corey Hawkins, Nina, Jon M Chu, In The Heights


‘Central Park’ Season 2 Trailer: The Animated Musical Comedy Series Returns to Apple TV+ This Month

Last spring, Central Park combined the animation and comedy style of Bob’s Burgers with the joy of musicals in one of Apple TV+’s most entertaining shows yet. Now, the series is returning for a second season later this month, and it should come as no surprise that elderly heiress and entrepreneur Bitsy Brandenham (Stanley Tucci) is still trying to snatch up all the land in Central Park to turn it into apartments shopping centers and restaurants. And the Tillerman family are the only ones who ca...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, New York, Movies, Molly, Animation, Bob, Musical, Central Park, Helen, Owen, Paige, Kathryn Hahn, Josh-Gad, Leslie Odom Jr, TV Trailer


A Quiet Place II Steals In the Heights’ Thunder at the Box Office

A Quiet Place II continued to dominate the domestic box office with $11.65M in its third weekend, enough to push it over the top of the highly anticipated In the Heights musical from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, which pulled in a ho-hum $11.4M and landed in second place. Right now, everyone in Hollywood is freaking out over the musical’s lackluster box office showing, but, per Deadline, there were any number of factors preventing the flick from reaching the $20M+ opening most analysts e...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sony, Box Office, Musical, Godzilla, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Peter Rabbit, Cruella, ComingSoon, Box Office Top, Conjuring, In The Heights, A Quiet Place 2, Peter Rabbit 2


‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ Trailer: Andrew Garfield is a Musical Genius in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Feature Directorial Debut

“Do you know how many Jonathan Larsons there are? One.” Andrew Garfield plays the one and only musical genius, the composer and playwright behind Rent, who died suddenly on the night before the show’s off-Broadway premiere. But he left in his wake a Broadway touchstone, as well as tick, tick…BOOM!, an acclaimed autobiographical musical which will now be adapted to the screen by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. Watch the tick, tick…BOOM! trailer below. ti...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Netflix, Oscar, Broadway, David Auburn, Movie Trailers, Emmy, Musical, Andrew Garfield, Miranda, Garfield, Dunkirk, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, Tony


‘In the Heights’ Screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes on Killing Her Darlings and Fighting to Ensure Authenticity [Interview]

Long before Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the screenplay for the new movie musical In the Heights, she wrote the book for…well, the stage musical In the Heights, sharing duties with songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. But a lot happened between those projects. She’s kept busy. She’s written more plays, more musicals. She wrote a children’s book. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. Not asking her back to shepherd her Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about lif...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Stanford, Earth, Features, Chicago, Broadway, Musical, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Jon, Marc Anthony, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nina, Fort Washington, Chris Scott


Why You Should See ‘In the Heights’ in a Theater, According to the Director and Writer

It’s been roughly 15 months since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit and we were last able to see movies safely in theaters. Some moviegoers have already started braving the cinemas in recent months to get that long-missed big-screen screen experience. But others have reasonably been cautious about going to the movie theater, either because of crowds or lack of vaccinations. But both In the Heights director Jon M. Chu and screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes want to tell moviegoers that their...
Tags: Movies, Chicago, Broadway, Exhibition, Musical, Warner Brothers, Marc Anthony, Chu, Great White Way, Jon M. Chu, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Hudes, Jacob Hall, In The Heights, HBO Max, Latinidad Latin America Hudes


How ‘In the Heights’ Director Jon M. Chu Made the Movie Musical Event of the Summer [Interview]

The only thing more energetic than the new musical In the Heights is the man who directed it. Jon M. Chu has made a career out of creating high energy movies like Step Up 2: The Streets, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Crazy Rich Asians, but his particular skill set feels so perfectly in line with this latest project. His film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical about the hopes and dreams of the denizens of Washington Heights in New York City is a big movie: big on romance, big on drama, bi...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, China, New York City, Features, Musical, St Louis, Warner Brothers, Alice, Chris, Bay, Washington Heights, Vanessa, Chu, Olga


‘In the Heights’ Trailer: Oprah Winfrey, Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Jackman & More Praise the Movie Musical

When a movie gets close to hitting the big screen, movie studios often like to use marketing with testimonials from real people who have seen early screenings of the film. However, since studios aren’t quite back to normal when it comes to their pre-release marketing routines, the new In the Heights trailer relies on testimonials from big name celebrities. The likes of Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne Johnson took the time to praise the movie musical from director Jon M. Chu and Broadway show creator L...
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Watch (and Sing Along to) the First Eight Minutes of ‘In the Heights’

The summer heat has finally descended after a weird cold snap (at least in New York City), and it’s just in time for the release of In the Heights, which comes out this weekend. Warner Bros. has enthusiastically rolled out the red carpet for the musical movie event of the summer, releasing the first eight minutes of the movie. That contains the entirety of the opening number which is named, you guessed it, “In the Heights.” Watch (and sing and dance to) the In the Heights opening below. In ...
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‘In the Heights’ Review: This Crowdpleasing Musical is Full of Big Emotions, Big Dreams, and Big Songs

When In The Heights opened on Broadway in 2008, it was a scrappy little show that could, the product of a college sophomore’s wild ambitions and talent that had been honed and tweaked for years before finally hitting the Great White Way. But more than two decades after Lin-Manuel Miranda initially conceived of In the Heights during his second year at Wesleyan, Miranda’s profile has far exceeded anything that he created pre-Hamilton. So returning to Miranda’s first stage musical made back when h...
Tags: New York, Movies, Stanford, New York City, Movie Reviews, Stage, Broadway, Musical, Miranda, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Benny, Vanessa, Carla, Chaplin, Lin Manuel Miranda


‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ Teaser: Movie Musical Skips Theaters and Heads Straight to Amazon

Amazon wants everybody to be talking about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Which is why it’s a little ironic that it’s choosing to debut the feature adaptation of the acclaimed West End musical straight to its streaming service, where movies go to die (if they’re not Borat 2). But that’s the plan for Everybody’s Talking to Jamie, which is bypassing movie theaters and heading straight to Amazon this September. Watch the Everybody’s Talking About Jamie teaser below. Everybody’s Talking About...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Movies, America, Stage, Sheffield, Movie Trailers, Musical, Sharon Horgan, Lancashire, Jamie, Arnon Milchan, Dan Gillespie, Horgan, Richard E Grant, Max Harwood


‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Trailer: Ben Platt Brings the Tony-Winning Musical to the Big Screen

Dear Evan Hansen has made it to the big screen. A musical sensation when it debuted on Broadway in 2015, the Tony-winning musical now gets the feature film treatment with original star Ben Platt back in his blue polo, and looking a little rough for a teenager. Watch the Dear Evan Hansen trailer below. Dear Evan Hansen Trailer Directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonder), Dear Evan Hansen follows a teenage boy with social anxiety (Platt) who is tasked with writin...
Tags: Movies, Stage, Broadway, Universal, Movie Trailers, Musical, Platt, Tony, Marc Platt, Justin Paul, Benj Pasek Justin Paul, EVAN HANSEN, Steven Levenson, Ben Platt, La La Land, Tony Grammy


Revisiting ‘Oklahoma!’, a Problematic and Influential Technical Marvel That Reshaped the Movie Musical

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) Hollywood’s eras come in waves. It’s hard to imagine now, because we’re still in the crest of the current one, but the superhero era is a wave that will eventually – yes, really, even if it takes decades – ebb. Before superhero movies, there were blockbusters of vastly more stripes, somehow managing to avoid interconnected universes or the like. The Walt Disney Company...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Features, Fox, Paris, Arizona, Broadway, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Musical, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, MGM, Albert


Sony’s New ‘Cinderella’ Musical with Camila Cabello Has Been Sold to Amazon

Another theatrical release bites the dust. Even though movie theaters are slowly getting back to normal and studios are starting to release major movies for audiences to see on the big screen again, not every movie waiting in the wings is lucrative enough for a studio to risk spending the money on a theatrical release right now. That’s why Sony Pictures has sold their new adaptation of the classic fairytale Cinderella, starring recording artist Camila Cabello, to Amazon instead of releasing it ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Netflix, Adaptation, Sony, Cinderella, Kevin Hart, Missy Elliot, Sony Pictures, Idina Menzel, Musical, Chris Pratt, Cannon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Billy Porter, Camila Cabello


Amazon Nabs Global Rights to Sony’s Camila Cabello-Led Cinderella Pic

(Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage via Getty Images) According to Deadline, Amazon Studios has entered final negotiations to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to Sony Pictures’ upcoming Cinderella movie which will be led by Grammy-nominated singer Camila Cabello in her feature acting debut. Originally scheduled for a July theatrical release, the musical romantic-comedy film is now slated to make its debut later this year on Amazon Prime Video. Sony’s Cinderella was actually one of the ma...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Romance, Disney, Netflix, Sony, Streaming, Cinderella, Sony Pictures, Idina Menzel, Musical, James Corden, Robert, Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Studios, Pierce Brosnan


Latest ‘In the Heights’ Trailer Showcases the Song “96,000”

Hey, how about yet another look at In the Heights? The other big Lin-Manuel Miranda musical is headed to theaters soon, and Warner Bros. really wants to sell it as the movie of the summer. And who can blame them? It looks like a big, fun, energetic movie with a diverse cast and great songs from the guy who created Hamilton. Lots of folks can get behind that. Watch a new In the Heights trailer below featuring the song “96,000.” In the Heights Trailer – 96,000 There have already been mult...
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New In the Heights Trailer Previews 96,000 Musical Number

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new trailer for Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical In the Heights, which is scheduled to premiere on June 18 in theaters and on HBO Max. The video provides us a preview of one of the film’s big musical numbers titled “96,000,” which is now available on music streaming sites. Check out the In the Heights trailer in the player below! Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by lead st...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, Drama, New York City, Netflix, Broadway, Streaming, Warner Bros, Musical, Steven Spielberg, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Marc Anthony


‘The Great Gatsby’ Musical Soundtrack Will Be Written By Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic The Great Gatsby entered the public domain at the start of this year, and it didn’t take long before news came out about multiple planned adaptations, including a TV series and an animated movie. But the adaptations don’t stop there: a The Great Gatsby musical is also in the works, and today, word came out that Florence Welch, the rock star singer of Florence + The Machine, is writing the lyrics and co-writing the music for the new stage show. The offici...
Tags: Movies, Sufjan Stevens, Stage, Broadway, Warner, Musical, Florence, Rufus Wainwright, The Great Gatsby, Florence Welch, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Fitzgerald, Bartlett, Welch, Martyna Majok


‘Vivo’ Trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Singing Kinkajou in Sony Animated Musical Coming to Netflix

In the Heights isn’t the only Lin-Manuel Miranda movie to look forward to this summer. The Hamilton star is set to voice a singing monkey (or a singing kinkajou, to be specific) in the Sony Animation musical movie Vivo. The teaser trailer for Vivo has just been released, following the film’s move over to Netflix, which will debut the musical sometime this summer. Vivo Trailer 2021 is truly the year of Lin-Manuel Miranda. Not only does the long-awaited In the Heights, based on Miranda’s ...
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Vivo Teaser: Netflix Nabs Rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Animated Musical

The first official teaser for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated musical film titled Vivo, which Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will lead as the voice of the titular kinkajou. The teaser comes after Netflix has officially acquired the global rights to the film, which marks the latest partnership between the streamer and Sony. Check out the Vivo teaser in the player below! According to Deadline, the license deal will be similar to Netflix’s acquisition of Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood. S...
Tags: Video, Florida, Movies, China, Office, Netflix, Oscar, Sony, Streaming, Miami, Suicide Squad, Kevin Hart, Musical, Miranda, Alex, Sony Pictures Animation


‘In the Heights’ Trailer: Will This Musical Be the Event of the Summer?

Last night during the Oscars a brand-new trailer for In the Heights arrived, giving us yet another look at the highly anticipated musical from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. While some of the footage here was from a previous trailer, it’s set to different music, and continues to make In the Heights look like a must-see. In fact, based on the text in the trailer itself, everyone involved is hoping this is going to be “the event of the summer.” And ...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Movie Trailers, Musical, Steven Spielberg, Warner Brothers, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, West Side Story, Heights, Jon M Chu, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Jimmy Smits, In The Heights, HBO Max, Stephanie Beatriz Dascha Polanco


‘Summer of Soul’ Trailer Celebrates Black Music and Culture at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony was given a little life last night thanks to Questlove, who served as music director and DJ throughout the evening. During the ceremony, he introduced the first teaser trailer for his directorial debut, Summer of Soul. P art concert film and part historical record, the documentary focuses on the massive Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, a celebration of Black history, culture and fashion that featured performances by some legendary musical acts. Watch the Summer...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Movie Trailers, Fox Searchlight, Musical, Hulu, Questlove, Thompson, Woodstock, Gladys Knight, Marcus Garvey, Ben Pearson, Ahmir, Mount Morris Park, Summer of Soul, Harlem Cultural Festival


New In the Heights Trailer Promises a Magical Musical Experience

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Lin-Manuel Miranda debuted a new In the Heights trailer at the 2021 Academy Awards. The new footage of Jon M. Chu’s big-screen adaptation has made its way online, and, like the previous trailers before it, promises a magical experience full of stunning choreography, and exciting musical numbers. In the Heights was originally scheduled for a 2020 and June 18 release, but will now be released on HBO Max on June 11. The last release date pitted the film against Disney-Pixar’s n...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Broadway, Streaming, Musical, Miranda, Steven Spielberg, Hamilton, Dominican Republic, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Golden Globe, Kevin, Luca, Chu, Jimmy Smith


Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Trailer Shows the Sharks and Jets

During the 2021 Academy Awards show, Steven Spielberg premiered the first West Side Story trailer. RELATED: Check Out Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Photos! The drama is a fresh adaptation of the hit 1957 musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. It once again revolves around the love lives of two teenagers, Tony and Maria, who fall in love despite being affiliated with rival gangs. It stars Rachel Zegler and Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver) in the lead roles. West Side ...
Tags: Movies, Ansel Elgort, Drama, New York City, Stephen Sondheim, Musical, Spielberg, Maria, Steven Spielberg, Bernstein, Tony, Jeanine Tesori, Millie, West Side Story, Gustavo Dudamel, ComingSoon


‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ Movie Musical in the Works at Disney

Can you use The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in a sentence? Disney can — the studio is developing a live-action feature film adaptation of the hit Tony-winning Broadway musical with the producers of the live-action Aladdin remake set to produce. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney is closing a deal to acquire the rights to the acclaimed Broadway show The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to develop it into a live-action movie adaptation. Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, wh...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Broadway, Musical, Spelling Bee, Tony, Putnam County Spelling Bee, William Finn, Disney/Pixar, Fogler, Dan Lin, Hollywood Reporter Disney, Dan Fogler, Rebecca Feldman, Rachel Sheinkin


‘Sing Street’ Director John Carney to Make a Film Inspired by Composer George Gershwin; Martin Scorsese to Produce

Once and Sing Street filmmaker John Carney has found a new directing gig with Fascinating Rhythm, a musical movie inspired by the songs of composer George Gershwin. That’s enough to be intriguing on its own, but our interest is further piqued with the additional news that the legendary Martin Scorsese is going to be producing this movie. Variety reports that Fascinating Rhythm is set to be produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by John Carney, the director of Amazon’s Modern Love streaming ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Movies, New York City, Paris, Broadway, Manhattan, Scorsese, Carney, Musical, Woody Allen, Martin-Scorsese, Big Apple, Gershwin, George Gershwin, Ella Fitzgerald


Karma Chameleon: Boy George Biopic Moves to Millennium Media

Karma Chameleon: Boy George biopic moves to Millennium Media It has been nearly two years since we last heard an update regarding the development of Sacha Gervasi’s Boy George biopic, and now Deadline brings word that the upcoming project has officially moved from MGM to Millennium Media and is now titled Karma Chameleon. Boy George has also confirmed that the casting search for the right actor to portray him has already begun, while teasing the potential involvement of Danny Mays (1917) and...
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‘Annette’ Trailer: Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard Star in Leos Carax’s Wild Musical

Here’s the first trailer for a movie that we’ve been waiting years to see. Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) and Marion Cotillard (Inception) co-star in Annette, a fantastic-looking new musical from director Leos Carax (Boy Meets Girl, Holy Motors) that’s written by Sparks, the pop/rock band recently profiled in Edgar Wright’s first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers. The movie, which will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival, looks like it will definitely be worth the long wait. Ch...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Romance, Drama, Los Angeles, United States, Movie Trailers, Musical, Cannes film festival, Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Edgar Wright, Sparks, Amazon Prime Video, Wright, Annette


Annette Trailer: Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard Star in Musical Drama Film

Annette Trailer: Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard star in musical drama film The official trailer for French filmmaker Leos Carax’s English directorial debut film titled Annette has been released, starring Oscar nominee Adam Driver and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. The video features our first look at Driver and Cotillard’s characters, providing us a glimpse of the different stages of their relationship from the beginning of their romance to their married life as well as the life-changing arr...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Romance, Drama, Oscar, Streaming, Greta Gerwig, Musical, Cannes film festival, ANN, Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Sparks, Amazon Prime Video, Henry, Ron