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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on ‘In the Heights’ Colorism: “We Shouldn’t Be Surprised”

It’s well known among people of color that Hollywood prefers its coffee with lots of cream, not black. That casting bias has again been exposed with the recent backlash regarding In the…

Rita Moreno Responds to ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: “You Can Never Do Right, It Seems”

Rita Moreno responded to critiques that musical adaptation In the Heights failed to represent Washington Heights’ Afro-Latino population in remarks made on Tuesday. In a guest appearance on The…

Emmys: Ongoing Dispute About Whether or Not ‘Hamilton’ Performers Are Eligible for Acting Noms

Hamilton, the filmed version of the Broadway phenomenon, is eligible for Emmys recognition because it debuted on the streaming service Disney+ last July 3. But, just days before the start of…

‘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…

Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Colorism Criticism: “I’m Listening”

Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical In the Heights has been promoted as a long-overdue corrective to the underrepresentation of Latinos in Hollywood. And yet…

Annecy: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Unapologetic” Animated Musical ‘Vivo’ Previewed

Director and co-writer Kirk DeMicco says he wanted to make his upcoming animated feature Vivo an “unapologetic musical” during a Monday session at the Annecy International Animation Film…

‘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’ Gets Spanish-Language Dub Via TheaterEars App (Exclusive)

In the Heights, Jon M. Chu’s cinematic adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking first musical, is being hailed as a milestone for Latino representation, and now Spanish-speaking members…

“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.

‘In the Heights’ Trailer Dances Its Way Into Oscars Telecast

The adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical arrives June 11.

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.