And now, after a year-long delay due to Covid, a big-screen adaptation of In The Heights – his pre-Hamilton, Tony-winning musical – is coming to cinemas in the summer.
Leslie Grace and Corey Hawkins in In The Heights. Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
A Star Is Born and Hamilton actor Anthony Ramos stars as Usnavi, a Washington Heights bodega owner who dreams of a bigger and better life. He lives in a close-knit Latinx neighbourhood, which is under threat from gentrification.
The trailers burst with colour and sound, no surprise considering the film is made by Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu. You can glimpse the immense sense of community, as well as Miranda's tremendous knack to write a catchy tune.
Alongside Ramos, Cory Hawkins and a host of newcomers also bring this world to life: Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, among others.
Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake will be released later this year, but In the Heights could be just what we need to whet our musical appetites for a post-lockdown summer. Watch the new trailer below.
In The Heights will be in cinemas on Friday 25 June
|What||In The Heights: Lin-Manuel Miranda's screen adaptation|
25 Jun 21 – 25 Jun 22, IN CINEMAS
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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