In The Heights Virtual Book Launch Event

Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8PM-9PM on Zoom. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity,
community, finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood - Washington Heights - can speak to the world.
 
 
Ticket includes admission to this exclusive Zoom event and a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home.
 
 

ABOUT IN THE HEIGHTS

Before Hamilton became a global phenomenon, before Lin-Manuel Miranda became a household name, a little show called In the Heights shook up Broadway with its hip-hop and salsa soundtrack and big, bilingual heart. 
In the new book In the Heights: Finding Home, Lin-Manuel Miranda,Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter tell the story of the show's humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement
to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be freature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved.
 

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning songwriter, actor and director, as well as a New York Times bestselling author (Hamilton: The RevolutionGmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You). He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights. Additional Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme (Co-Founder, Guest Star), Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist), and West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations). He is a recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award, 2019 Portrait of a Nation Prize and 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. Mr. Miranda and The Miranda Family actively support initiatives that increase BIPOC representation in the arts and government, ensure access to women’s reproductive health, and promote resilience in Puerto Rico. He lives with his family in New York.

Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Water by the Spoonful and the author of a memoir, My Broken Language. She wrote the book for the Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights and later adapted it for the screen. Her notable essays include “High Tide of Heartbreak” in American Theatre magazine and “Corey Couldn’t Take It Anymore” in The Cut. As a prison reform activist, Hudes and her cousin founded Emancipated Stories, a platform where people behind bars can share one page of their life story with the world. She lives with her family in New York but frequently returns to her native Philly.

Jeremy McCarter is the co-author with Lin-Manuel Miranda of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution. He has written about culture and politics for New York, Newsweek, The New York Times, and Buzzfeed. He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater in New York. He studied history at Harvard and lives in Chicago.

 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
A Likely Story Bookstore
Virtual Event
Sykesville, MD 21784