In The Heights is a musical with music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
A film adaptation of the musical was released in June 2021. The film had an opening weekend box office of $11.5 million worldwide
The story is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the American neighbourhood of Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan, New York City. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music.
In the hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights, bodega owner Usnavi is dating Vanessa, who works in a beauty salon. He dreams of opening a bar in his home country, the Dominican Republic. Nina loves Benny, a shy young man who has worked for Nina’s parents for years, but her father opposes their union because he wants Nina to finish her education at Stanford University. She doesn’t want her father to bankrupt himself paying for the expensive school, but her father is prepared to sell his car-service business. “Abuela” Claudia, who raised Usnavi after the death of his parents, wins $96,000 in a numbers game.
Backing Tracks – Blackout … Carnaval Del Barrio … In The Heights