‘In the Heights’ opens Tribeca Festival in Washington Heights

NEW YORK — The 20th Tribeca Festival kicked off Wednesday with a bang as the stars came out for the red carpet world premiere of “In the Heights,” which took place — where else? — in Washington Heights at the United Palace Theater.

Stars from the musical-drama, including New York’s own Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the music and lyrics, talked about the film opening the festival, and their first in-person red carpet since the coronavirus pandemic began.

“It is a dream come true,” said Miranda. “I mean, that’s a lie — it’s seven dreams come true. You write a love letter to your neighborhood, you actually get it

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