"In The Heights"

So when I was a senior in high school I had the pleasure of directing the very first musical written by one Lin Manuel Miranda, a ludicrously talented friend and fellow student at Hunter High School. The musical, Nightmare in D Major was about an extended dream of its protagonist, Dylan, and the music was shockingly good. Now, nearly ten years later, Lin has written an incredible musical, In The Heights, about Washington Heights, the neighborhood in upper Manhattan that Lin grew up in. A few weeks ago, I got to take in In The Heights and it what was just joyous, ecstatic and blindingly entertaining. A love story to New York, it was everything you want out of an evening at the theatre. You should really go see it. In the meantime, listen to Lin dropping some knowledge in an interview with NPR.

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