Look Back at Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and More in In The Heights

Photos   Look Back at Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, and More in In The Heights
 
As a movie adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical shoots in Manhattan this summer, look back at the original Broadway production.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and company in In The Heights.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and company in In The Heights. Joan Marcus

Filming is presently underway for the movie adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ In the Heights. Set in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, In the Heights tells the story of a young storeowner who watches the joys and heartbreaks of his tight-knit community as they pass through his bodega. The movie, featuring a host of stage and screen stars including Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and more, is scheduled for a 2020 release under the direction of Jon M. Chu.

The original Broadway production opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre March 9, 2008, after beginning performances February 14. In the Heights would go on to be nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning four, including Best Musical. The production closed January 9, 2011, after 1,185 performances.

In the Heights marked the Broadway debut for Miranda as both a writer and performer. The Tony, Grammy, and Pulitzer winner led the cast as Usnavi alongside a company that included fellow Hamilton alums Mandy Gonzalez, Christopher Jackson, Karen Olivo, and Seth Stewart, as well as Priscilla Lopez, Robin de Jesús, Janet Dacal, Andréa Burns, and Olga Merediz.

Flip through photos of the production below:

Directed by Tony winner Thomas Kail, In the Heights featured choreography by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler, set design by Tony nominee Anna Louizos, costume design by Tony winner Paul Tazwell, lighting design by Tony winner Howell Binkley, and sound design by Tony nominee Acme Sound Partners.

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