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‘In the Heights’ Box Office Discord: Will the Musical Bounce Back?

When a musical strikes the right chord, a Hollywood studio and filmmakers can mine gold. When it doesn’t, discord abounds. Look no further than director Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights, which…

Box Office Upset: ‘In the Heights’ Loses to ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ With Tepid $11.4M Bow

Warner Bros.’ In the Heights sang off key in its box office opening with $11.4 million, well below expectations and putting the musical at No. 2 behind holdover A Quiet Place Part II in a…

Jon M. Chu on How ‘In the Heights’ Captures Dreams of Hardworking Families: “That’s What Movies Can Do”

Following the release of In the Heights, director Jon M. Chu stopped by The Tonight Show to chat with Jimmy Fallon about the musical drama. The director said it was “super important” for…

‘In the Heights’ Premiere: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos Urge People to “Feel the Vibrations” in Movie Theaters

Outside the United Palace Theater in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood sat a bright yellow carpet lit up by not just a scorching sun and 90-degree temperatures, but a collection of…

‘In The Heights’ Cast on Bringing Moviegoers Back With “Dancing in the Streets” at L.A. Premiere

Nearly a year after its originally scheduled release, In The Heights finally made it to the big screen on Friday night with a preview event at the Los Angeles Latino International…

“A Star for a Whole Generation of People”: Anthony Ramos’ Long Journey to ‘In the Heights’ and How He Embraces the “Superpower” of Being a Latino Actor

The first time Anthony Ramos auditioned for In the Heights was exactly a decade ago. He was 19 and trying out for an ensemble part in a nonunion national tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara…

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’: Film Review

The musical that put 'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on the map gets splashy big-screen treatment from director Jon M. Chu, with an ensemble cast led by Anthony Ramos and Corey Hawkins.

Tribeca Festival to Open With World Premiere of ‘In the Heights’

The 2021 edition of the New York event will kick off with Jon M. Chu's Warner Bros. film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Jon M. Chu in Talks to Direct Live-Action ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Movie (Exclusive)

Jon M. Chu is in final negotiations to helm Disney’s live-action remake of 'Lilo & Stitch.'

If “Film Is a Fling, TV Is Like a Marriage”: TV Directors on Everything From the Social Justice Movement to “Difficult” Actors

Anna Boden, Deborah Chow, Jon M. Chu, Alex Garland, Janet Mock and Jonathan Nolan discuss how the state of the world affects them ("The news just got darker and darker — I found myself not being able…

‘Home Before Dark’: TV Review

'Florida Project' star Brooklynn Prince anchors 'Home Before Dark,' an Apple TV+ mystery based on the life of young journalist Hilde Lysiak.

‘In the Heights’ Trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway Musical Moves to Big Screen

In the first trailer for the movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical 'In the Heights,' in theaters June 26, an ensemble cast takes to the streets of New York's Washington Heights.