The Breakdown: A Tale of Two Musicals Ten years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda's explosive musical "In the Heights" changed the game for how Latino stories are portrayed on Broadway. It won the Tony that year for Best Musical, and started Miranda on an impressive career path culminating with Hamilton. But how did we get here? Latino USA hits Broadway and takes a look at the portrayal of Latinos on stage throughout history, including the other seminal musical in Latino history, "West Side Story."
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The Breakdown: A Tale of Two Musicals

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The Breakdown: A Tale of Two Musicals

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Ten years ago, Lin-Manuel Miranda's explosive musical "In the Heights" changed the game for how Latino stories are portrayed on Broadway. It won the Tony that year for Best Musical, and started Miranda on an impressive career path culminating with Hamilton. But how did we get here? Latino USA hits Broadway and takes a look at the portrayal of Latinos on stage throughout history, including the other seminal musical in Latino history, "West Side Story."