In The Heights

Musical

Writers: Quiara Alegria Hudes Lin-Manuel Miranda

Context

In 1999, during playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sophomore year of college, he wrote the vibrant, innovative musical In the Heights. After a strong reception at Wesleyan University, Miranda teamed up with four seniors at his university -- John Buffalo Mailer, Neil Stewart, Anthony Veneziale, and Thomas Kail -- to create the Tony award-winning version that premiered on Broadway in 2008.

In the Heights enjoyed a very positive reception when it opened on Broadway, most notably from critic Charles Isherwood of The New York Times. Isherwood wrote, “When this musical erupts in one of it’s

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