In the Heights: Finding Home

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In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show’s vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. For the film version, director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) brought the story home, filming its spectacular dance numbers on location in Washington Heights. That’s where Usnavi, Nina, and their neighbors chase their dreams and ask a universal question: Where do I belong?

In the Heights: Finding Home reunites Miranda with Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize–winning librettist of the Broadway musical and screenwriter of the film. They do more than trace the making of an unlikely Broadway smash and a major motion picture: They give readers an intimate look at the decades-long creative life of In the Heights.

Like Hamilton: The Revolution, the book offers untold stories, perceptive essays, and the lyrics to Miranda’s songs—complete with his funny, heartfelt annotations. It also features newly commissioned portraits and never-before-seen photos from backstage, the movie set, and productions around the world.

This is the story of characters who search for a home—and the artists who created one.

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Title:In the Heights: Finding Home
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780593229590
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  • Dave Schaafsma

    I actually saw In the Heights in an actual theater last week! And loved it, the feel-good film of the summer. I have taught the play and used clips from You Tube where you can find all the songs from ...

  • Maddy

    I GENUINELY THINK IVE NEEDED THIS FOR YEARS...

  • Alice

    Any book about a Lin-Manuel Miranda project is a winner! This is a joyful celebration of a wonderful play and movie. Don't miss it, it will make you SO very happy....

  • Anna Smithberger

    Let’s be real, annotated books of musicals are the most on brand thing for me to love, and as someone who’s been in love with it since listening to interviews with Olga Merediz and LMM on Sirius 7...

  • Jess

    Absolutely love In The Heights so can’t wait to see the film first opportunity I get😆...

  • Meredith Ann

    An excellent companion book to both the stage and movie productions. ...

  • Carolyn

    Let me just say first off that both the stage musical (I saw a traveling production several years ago) and movie version of In the Heights are fabulous and that I think Lin-Manual Miranda (along with ...

  • Rolando

    Bubblegum pop glowing account of a world where gentrification and the violence of global capitalism are accepted as inevitable aspects of “change;” “life in New York City,” etc; one of the act...

  • Caitlin

    I loved loved loved this DREAM of a deep dive into what is arguably the best musical of all time - YEAH I SAID IT. The passion, heart, stories, and love that was poured into this project for DECADES i...

  • Andy Myers

    It’s hard to really rate this on the merits of its literary strengths, but it set out to tell a story and it most certainly did that. My love for the musical upon which this is focused bolstered my ...