Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in adaptation of his musical “In the Heights”

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Director Jon M. Chu is also the filmmaker behind Crazy Rich Asians (2018). (Image Credit: Broadway World).

Lin-Manuel Miranda announced this morning that he was cast as Piraguero for Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights (2020), according to Broadway World. Warner Brothers will release the musical adaptation June 26, 2020 (after a bidding war with The Weinstein Company for the rights), with a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Anthony Bregman, Mara Jacobs, and Scott Sanders as producers. Hudes wrote the book for the play, and Miranda wrote the music and lyrics; in all, the 2008 musical won four Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations as well as a Grammy Award, and it was nominated for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Author: Hunter Goddard

A jack of all trades, Master of Arts, in multimedia content creation and marketing. I'm developing my blog site, Suspension of Disbelief, into a collection of daily short-form news posts about the industry and craft of writing as well as flash essays where I leave the world a more beautiful place than I found it, with a talent for creative nonfiction where other artists wield a paintbrush or a musical instrument instead. Here, you will find the facts of life aestheticized into the plot points of your next favorite dramatic narrative.

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