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Anthony Ramos as Usnavi and Melissa Barrera as Vanessa in "In The Heights"

In the Heights Film Adaptation Set to Open Tribeca Film Festival

  • by GSBO Staff
  • Apr 16, 2021

The film adaptation of the Lin Manuel-Miranda’s Tony-wining hit In the Heights will open the Tribeca Film Festival on June 9, 2021.

β€œ’In the Heights’ is the quintessential New York story of hard-work, resilience, and triumph. We are proud to feature this film…where it can debut in its hometown in celebration of its New York roots and the Latinx community,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film, directed by Jon M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”) is set in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood and stars stage favorites Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), the musical’s original Tony-nominated Abuela Claudia Olga Merediz, two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) as Daniela, Tony nominee Corey Hawkins (Six Degrees…) as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, Leslie Grace as Nina, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, and Miranda himself making a cameo as the fan-favorite Piragua Guy.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it to NYC! Warner Bros. will release β€œIn the Heights” on June 11 in theaters and on HBOMax.