Includes a Copy of In the Heights: Finding Home
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Tuesday, 8:00 pm EST - 9:00 pm EST June 15, 2021
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Lights up on Washington Heights!
Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. In the new book In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter tell the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved.
Join Miranda, Hudes, and McCarter, along with actress America Ferrera, for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8 to 9pm ET via Zoom. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood—Washington Heights—can speak to the world.
Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event, and a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home.
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A Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and actor, Lin-Manuel is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Hamilton and In the Heights, and the recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award and 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. He has been an active supporter of relief efforts in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria. He lives with his family in NYC.
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Water By the Spoonful; author of a memoir, My Broken Language; and screenwriter for In the Heights and Vivo. Previously, she wrote the book (aka script) for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights along with other plays and musicals that have been produced around the world. Her notable essays include “High Tide of Heartbreak” in American Theater magazine and Corey Couldn’t Take It Anymore in the Cut. In opposition of the carceral state, Hudes and her cousin founded Emancipated Stories, a platform where people behind bars can share one page of their life story with the world. As a barrio feminist and joyous mischief maker, Quiara y su hermana created the Latinx Casting Manifesto. A passionate wife and mom, Hudes is a native of West Philly, U.S.A., and now lives with her family in Washington Heights, NY (on unceded Munsee Lenape land).
Jeremy McCarter is a writer and producer. He is the founder and executive producer of Make-Believe Association, a nonprofit audio production company. He co-wrote (with Natalie Moore) and executive-produced City on Fire: Chicago Race Riot 1919, an audio docudrama about the summer that ravaged and remade the city. It was co-produced by Make-Believe Association and WBEZ, and won the Headliner Award for Best in Show for radio broadcasts in 2019. He is the author of Young Radicals, a story of idealistic Americans fighting for their ideals, which the Wall Street Journal called “brilliant, even inspiring.” He is the co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, a #1 New York Times bestseller.
He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York, where he created and ran the Public Forum series. These performances and conversations featured many of America’s leading actors, writers, activists, and community leaders, exploring the intersection of arts and society. He has written about culture and politics for New York magazine, Newsweek, and the New York Times. He wrote the introduction to the 2020 reissue of Thornton Wilder’s novel The Ides of March and the liner notes for the cast recording of the 2005 Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Company.
He participated in the Obama Foundation Summit of civic leaders in 2017. He also served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He directed radio plays that opened for The Magnetic Fields on one of the band’s national tours. He studied history at Harvard, and lives in Chicago.
In the Heights: Finding Home
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes & Jeremy McCarter
Published by Random House
The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster.
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.