Lin-Manuel Miranda Surprises Kids At High School Performance of ‘In The Heights’
Lin-Manuel Miranda just made every high school theater kid’s dream come true when he and the movie cast of In the Heights surprised a group of teenagers performing the musical at their school.
Lin-Manuel and Jon M. Chu (who’s directing the film version) recorded the kids’ reaction when Lin-Manual took the stage.
“We start shooting #InTheHeightsMovie on Monday. So after our final rehearsal we took a trip 2 GeorgeWashington highschool in the Heights 2 see them perform In The Heights!” Jon tweeted on Friday. “Could not b more Inspired by these students.”
Lin-Manuel followed up:
We saw In The Heights in the Heights for the first time, with kids from all over the neighborhood. It’s cool I only cried 10 times.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 1, 2019
These kids were so good. Our future is so bright. https://t.co/2GOG2qpPg5
Quiara A. Hudes, the book writer for the stage musical, was also present. She tweeted: “#InTheHeights was alive as it’s ever been last night at George Washington HS and gratitude is the name of my day.”
The film is set to be released in June 2020, and it stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barerra, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Dascha Polanco.
We can’t wait!