'In the Heights' Explodes With Joy : Pop Culture Happy Hour Before Hamilton made him a household name, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In The Heights. The Broadway production won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The film adaptation, directed by Jon M. Chu, stars Anthony Ramos as Usnavi. He hopes to return to the Dominican Republic, where he can live out the dream of his late parents. In fact, just about everyone in this story has big dreams and mountains to climb.
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'In the Heights' Explodes With Joy

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'In the Heights' Explodes With Joy

'In the Heights' Explodes With Joy

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Anthony Ramos stars in Jon M. Chu's film adaptation of In The Heights.

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Before Hamilton made him a household name, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In The Heights. The Broadway production won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The film adaptation, directed by Jon M. Chu, stars Anthony Ramos as Usnavi. He hopes to return to the Dominican Republic, where he can live out the dream of his late parents. In fact, just about everyone in this story has big dreams and mountains to climb.

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The audio was produced by Candice Lim and edited by Jessica Reedy.