Washington Heights-based film 'In The Heights' finally arrives in theaters

Lights up on “In The Heights” – the highly anticipated stage-to-screen transfer of the 2008 Tony-winning musical has finally arrived!

“I’ve been waiting longer than all of you,” joked creator and Broadway powerhouse Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I remember when we started thinking about what a movie version of this might be in 2009, and then there were so many steps and bumps and steps forward and backwards on that journey.”

Like the show, the film centers around a tight-knit community living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

“In the Heights” was conceived by Miranda, who also created the central character of Usnavi on stage. On screen the role

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