In the Heights: The Complete Book and Lyrics

In the Heights The Complete Book and Lyrics Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes Conceived by Lin Manuel Miranda In the Heights is an exciting musical about life in Washington Heights a tight knit community wh

Music and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, Conceived by Lin Manuel Miranda, In the Heights is an exciting musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music During its acclaimed OfMusic and Lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, Conceived by Lin Manuel Miranda, In the Heights is an exciting musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight knit community where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music During its acclaimed Off Broadway and Broadway runs, In the Heights became an audience phenomenon and a critical success It s easy to see why with an amazing cast, a gripping story, and incredible dancing, In the Heights is an authentic and exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan s most vibrant communities And with its universal themes of family, community, and self discovery, In the Heights can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds Among the musical s many accolades are two Drama Desk Awards, a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, and a nomination for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Find out what it takes to make a living, what it costs to have a dream, and what it means to be home In the Heights.

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In the Heights: The Complete Book and Lyrics

  1. Lin Manuel Miranda is a composer, lyricist, writer, rapper, and actor He is an award winning artist including Tony, Grammy, Pulitzer Prize, and MacArthur Genius Award known for In the Heights composer lyricist, actor and Hamilton book, music and lyrics, in addition to playing the title role.

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  1. You guessed it, I read another musical script without any real reasons to read them I just really love musicals okay And honestly In The Heigts is to beautiful and I m so happy I could see it in London last month and aaaah just all the feels If anyone was wondering, 96000 and In The Heigths are my two favourite musicals from the show but hearing 96.000 sung live by a professional cast is literally better than anything ever okay no maybe seeing Les Mis live was just a tiny bit better but still oh [...]

  2. I picked this up knowing basically nothing about it except for the fact that it s by Lin Manuel Miranda and I m really glad I did I enjoyed it a lot I listened to the soundtrack while reading through, which I think really helped with my enjoyment of reading it I am sad now that I never got to see it while it was on Broadway

  3. I seriously love In the Heights Just when I couldn t get enough of Hamilton, here there was a whole other musical that Lin had written, starred in, and was just as beloved It took me awhile to actually get around to listening to it, but when I did, I fell in love, just as I had fallen in love with Hamilton The difference between these two shows however, is that with Hamilton, you generally get the whole story, as it is sung the whole way through and simply by listening to the soundtrack, you bas [...]

  4. I love this musical so much, and as a child of a boriqua, I loved all the subtle references to language, customs, slang, etc that pop up The book was great for anyone who loves the soundtrack it has all the lyrics written out and the in between conversations and stuff you miss if you will never be able to afford seeing this live sob.4 stars only because I wanted More pics, behind the scenes stuff, just Also, some of the lyrics were slightly off.

  5. I didnt get to see this on Broadway but found the album on Prime for streaming Listened to it through several times and fell in love Was so curious about what happened between songs and was so happy this book existed If this came back for a concert or back to Broadway I would be ALL OVER THAT What a beautiful show, with beautiful characters, and a beautiful cultureANK YOU LIN MANUEL MIRANDA.

  6. The book and lyrics of In the Heights are a less intricate feat than Hamilton, but I m reserving my star rating until I listen to the cast album and get a feel for how everything works with the music You have to admire Miranda s insistent focus on the mundane, resisting the urge to get into anything too melodramatic and soapy something Hamilton rightful indulges as in his determination that Nina s financial struggles are enough without the addition of a cliche pregnancy Like the skilled musician [...]

  7. this took longer to listen to than i expected it would it is not that it s bad, it s just that at times i felt lost due to the language barrier plus i wish it was longer like fleshed out i mean but yeah i kind of didn t care as much as i though i would after hearing the first three songs i was hooked after three songs, but then i kinda became unhooked as i made my way through but it is really good dont get me wrong the music is great there were little one liners i couldnt help but laugh out lou [...]

  8. A big hearted, deeply personal, kind of a mess preview of the brilliance to come from ol LMM To paraphrase the author, this is the work of someone young, scrappy, and hungry, and even with its flaws, it s a lovely thing.

  9. I ve heard the show many times, but I decided to read the libretto to connect the dots between the songs This definitely filled out the show for me I love this musical so much There s so much heart and energy in this show.

  10. A fun read even though the ending felt abrupt and it made me wish I was fluent in Spanish so I wasn t constantly looking things up.

  11. I love the music, but it was nice to see it all in book form, along with the dialogue that doesn t show up on the OBC album.I have to say though as a book this is nothing when compared to the Hamiltome It s a small paperback with just a tiny collection of photos in the middle, and other than a brief intro, it doesn t have any extras No story of the show and how it came to be, no footnotes, no anecdotes It s pretty bare bones.But that is not a reflection at all upon the story or the music just th [...]

  12. Rate this a 3.5 Had a pretty cool reading experience reading this libretto I read this book while listening to the soundtrack and I mean by following the book, like listening to the music and then pause in between scenes It was fun cause I felt connected to the soundtrack then listening to a Broadway album of a show that I haven t and will never see Overall I thought the music of In The Heights was great but I thought the book of the show was ok I liked the characters, especially Usnavi and Son [...]

  13. Lin Manuel Miranda is ruining my life, one musical at a time Though he didn t wind up writing the book for this play, the original concept and music lyrics are all his, and some of the musical themes that we see hear in Hamilton make appearances in here as well Reading this while also listening to the soundtrack made it even better A heartwarming, upbeat, and sometimes heart wrenching account of what it s like to grow up in the barrio, accompanied by a combination of musical styles that blend to [...]

  14. You can see similarities between his lyric styles for this show and current success, Hamilton It took him 8 years to get this show to Broadway 3 years to write before it was presented as a reading and then 5 years to develop and workshop it, until it opened on Broadway to rave reviews and Tony wins It has some great numbers, i.e No Me Diga, 96000, The Club Blackout, and Carnaval del Barrio see clip from Tony Awards performance of In the Heights and 96,000 youtube watch v UvVgm

  15. It ll be interesting how history remembers In the Heights and whether or not it will be forever seen as a tune up for Hamilton Fortunately it stands on its own just fine The story is a little bit rote, but compensates by taking us to a place you never really see in mainstream entertainment and telling the stories of the people who live there The energy practically leaps of the page, and pairing this with the cast recording is the only way to go I mean, outside of actually seeing a performance, b [...]

  16. What an exciting read A very neat plot idea filled with unforgettable characters and some really A humor My only complaint is that it is maybe TOO neat Everything wraps up nicely and just a little too perfectly by the end, considering how realistic the plot is up to the conclusions It might have just been Miranda s personal choice, to give a happy ending to a group of people who, if those circumstances were real, would not have gotten one.

  17. I enjoyed this libretto a lotme areas were repetitive, especially a couple of the songs, but it s an interesting concept with hip hop infused with classical musical pop All the while it tells an above average story of young Dominican Republicans living in New York Yes, at points the plot is a little cliched, but the topic is handled in an original way which really saves a few areas here I was hooked from the start at the idea and remained hooked until the very last word.

  18. In The Heights was pleasant I think the characters were well thought out and complex The story was very nice, and the plot had a lot of emotion to it If I had to pick a favorite character, it would be Usnavi He s a really nice guy and deserves to be happy In all, though, the story about their bodega and their little neighborhood in Washington Heights made me smile.

  19. I loved this show when I got to see it years ago It was a lot of fun to read and listen to the musical by reading the dialogue and pressing play on the CD when a musical number came up I wish it was still playing so I could go and see it again I am sure that predominantly hispanic schools would love to perform this show I think it is so accessible.

  20. A collaboration between Lin Manuel Miranda lyrics music and Quiara Alegria Hudes book This is an up beat, feel good musical about a multi cultural neighborhood in Washington Heights, Manhattan A bit OTT on the rose colored glasses view, but fun.

  21. Five stars, maybe you won t give it five and this isn t like any other book I gave five stars, but just because I enjoyed the story and writing it deserves all the stars I m able to give it s kinda, a personal five stars, a guilty pleasure five stars.

  22. 4.5 5 stars I freaking love this play honestly If you like Hamilton but are hesitant of getting into this one, don t be It s so great.

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