“This is a dream musical. This is about people when the walls aren’t big enough to contain your heart.” – Jon M. Chu
This CAAMFest, join director Jon M. Chu, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and the cast of In The Heights for this special preview conversation about the upcoming film adaptation of the Tony Award®-winning musical. Angie Martinez, Radio Hall of Famer and NYC native, will moderate the conversation.
From the creator of Hamilton and the director of Crazy Rich Asians, In The Heights chronicles the hottest day of the summer in NYC’s Washington Heights, and through movie magic and expansive musical numbers, tells the story of its residents’ many sueñitos or “little dreams.”
CAAM is proud to showcase this conversation, which highlights the power of listening to and learning from one another’s stories.
Chu is directing the film from a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes; it is based on the musical stage play, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, and concept by Miranda.
Jon M. Chu (Director)
Lin Manuel Miranda (Concept/Music & Lyrics/Producer)
Quiara Alegría Hudes (Writer/Producer)
Angie Martinez (Host)