Sumary of In Timing With ‘In The Heights,’ NYC & Company Launches ‘The Latino Experience In NYC’:
- Macall Polay Based upon the Tony-Award winning Broadway musical drama, with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, “In The Heights” is set in Washington Heights..
- Usnavi is played by Anthony Ramos, who is well-known for his dual roles as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in “Hamilton,”.
- A 2020 study by the Hispanic Federation cites that the New York City metro area is home to 4.8 million Latinos, having the second largest metropolitan area concentration in the country..
- Along with his Latino culture, Lin-Manuel Miranda drew upon Washington Heights as inspiration for creating this musical turned movie..
- In a press statement, he explained, “I started writing ‘In The Heights’ because it felt like the most natural place in the world to set a musical..
- Macall Polay “ ‘In The Heights’ exists because in so much of the entertainment world, particularly in musical theater, Latinos are invisible,”.
- This video collection tells the stories of Latino small-business owners and community leaders across the five boroughs, including The Lit.Bar Noëlle Santos and The Bronx Beer Hall Anthony and Paul Ramirez…