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There's a syrupy earnestness to In the Heights - but it's hard to resist its charms

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

In the Heights is the sort of film it would be very easy to be cynical about. The all-singing, all-dancing big screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes' hit Broadway musical is certainly not the edgiest film you'll see this year, and many viewers will likely find themselves rolling their eyes through much of its runtime. And yet there's something about the film that makes it almost impossible to resist - an immersive, hopeful experience full of energy and colour and life.
As in the stage show, the In the Heights film tells the interlocking stories of various...
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In the Heights location guide: where is the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical adaptation filmed?

In the Heights location guide: where is the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical adaptation filmed?

1 month ago   |   By Radio Times

Lin-Manuel Miranda's debut Broadway musical In the Heights has been given the Hollywood treatment - with a new film directed by Crazy Rich Asians filmmaker Jon M. Chu, which is set to be one of the highlights of this year's summer blockbuster season.
The film chronicles a few days in the life of several Hispanic inhabitants of New York's Washington Heights neighbourhood, complete with a variety of show-stopping song and dance numbers that are sure to be a feature of summertime playlists for years to come.
Production on the film took place almost two years ago, back in the summer of 2019...
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