Is It a Commercial--Or a Gossip-fest?

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has put out a viral rap video to promote the national tour of his Tony-winning hit In the Heights. But listen closely to the words. Not only does he hype the show, he fills it with references to recent Broadway news—everything from Patti LuPone's Gypsy takedown of an illegal photographer to the fact that the producers of West Side Story cut the Spanish lyrics he wrote for that show—with Kanye West's award-show antics referenced just for the heck of it. It's stylish, bitchy, commercial, newsy, funny (and a parody), all rolled into one. Bonus: Tony winner (for WSS) Karen Olivo complains about her hairdo! See if you get all the references.

-- Robert Viagas

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