In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for some language and suggestive references
Did You Know?
Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the book of the original musical, also wrote this movie's screenplay. Both Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda (who wrote the music and lyrics) have separately won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Hudes in 2012 for her play Water by the Spoonful and Miranda in 2016 for the musical Hamilton. They were joint finalists in 2009 for In the Heights but lost to Ruined by Lynn Nottage. See more
Featured in The 93rd Oscars
Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Performed by Leslie Grace
featuring Rubén Blades
& Doreen Montalvo See more