In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter, Read by a Full Cast
An Audio Treasure for Theater and Film Buffs
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Before Hamilton, and before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, there was In the Heights. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s new podcast contributor Sandi Henschel discuss the audiobook that recounts how the team of multicultural newcomers struggled to get their first Latino hip-hop project to Broadway and then, 10 years later, made into a Hollywood film. Here Miranda and Hamilton co-author Jeremy McCarter, along with Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Quiara Alegría Hudes, explain the numerous challenges In the Heights faced. This is an audio treasure for theater and film buffs.
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