4 episodes

In this special limited podcast series, creator and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, of Hamilton and In the Heights fame, chats with host Eva Longoria about his musical turned movie, In the Heights. Quiara Alegría Hudes (writer/producer) and Alex Lacamoire (executive music producer) join this in-depth conversation about the inspiration for In the Heights and how it went from the stage to the screen. Episodes immerse listeners into the genesis of Miranda’s first hit production, that he wrote when he was 19 years old, about his childhood neighborhood near Washington Heights, NY. He describes the familiar sounds, people, community and culture he called home. The feeling of home being one of the central themes of In the Heights. Naturally, the conversation digs deep into the music. The fusion of hip-hop and Latin beats, a first for any musical. Miranda shares a demo of one of his early songs from In the Heights, that illustrates the evolution of sound from its beginning stages to the current movie soundtrack. Experience the journey of the making of In the Heights the movie.

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In this special limited podcast series, creator and producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, of Hamilton and In the Heights fame, chats with host Eva Longoria about his musical turned movie, In the Heights. Quiara Alegría Hudes (writer/producer) and Alex Lacamoire (executive music producer) join this in-depth conversation about the inspiration for In the Heights and how it went from the stage to the screen. Episodes immerse listeners into the genesis of Miranda’s first hit production, that he wrote when he was 19 years old, about his childhood neighborhood near Washington Heights, NY. He describes the familiar sounds, people, community and culture he called home. The feeling of home being one of the central themes of In the Heights. Naturally, the conversation digs deep into the music. The fusion of hip-hop and Latin beats, a first for any musical. Miranda shares a demo of one of his early songs from In the Heights, that illustrates the evolution of sound from its beginning stages to the current movie soundtrack. Experience the journey of the making of In the Heights the movie.

    The Making of the Movie

    The Making of the Movie

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes and Alex Lacamoire take us through the journey of how “In the Heights” went from the stage to the screen. We learn about the challenges faced and the introduction of contemporary storylines that are relevant to the Latino community of today. Host Eva Longoria also shares her special connection to the movie. Miranda explains why director Jon M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”) was the right choice for the film and the star power that Anthony Ramos brings to the film in the role of Usnavi de la Vega.
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    • 30 min
    It’s All About the Musica

    It’s All About the Musica

    Lin-Manuel Miranda and executive music producer Alex Lacamoire talk about the evolution of the music featured in “In the Heights.” How it started from its beginning stages of fusing hip-hop and Latin sounds, to the current movie soundtrack. They even share one of the early demos of the song “Blackout.” Miranda also discusses how music was a part of his personal journey before making it to Broadway. He takes us back to opening night of “In the Heights” and an emotional moment he had with his sister minutes before his Broadway debut.
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    • 28 min
    Home is Where the Heart is

    Home is Where the Heart is

    Lin-Manuel Miranda shares his meaning of ‘home,’ the central theme of the musical and movie “In the Heights.” He talks about the importance of home being the universal truth that connects us all. Miranda, along with his longtime collaborators Quiara Alegría Hudes and Alex Lacamoire, tell host Eva Longoria personal stories about their experiences growing up Latino and how it helped shape the story of “In the Heights.” They describe how the concepts of familia, musica and the neighborhood of Washington Heights became the perfect combination for the stage show turned film.
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    • 39 min
    Introducing In the Heights: El Suenito

    Introducing In the Heights: El Suenito

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

#MidnightFan ,

Thank you so much Lin Manuel!

Hamilton has inspired me to start doing so many things!! Upon listening to the soundtrack, I started writing music and also a historical fiction novel about the revolutionary war.
My friends and I are so thankful for all of your work and Hamiltons story really stood out to me in many ways, almost too many to count. When I saw In The Heights, the culture stood out to me the most. I am not Mexican or Latino, I am actually of Swedish descent, and the movie and also the original Broadway cast recording inspired me to learn more about different cultures. I love how the community in Washington Heights works together and loves each other like a big family!! As a fourteen year old with six siblings it has taught me to work better with my brothers and sister. I have a random fan question too- Will Hamilton have a movie made?

Broadway forever! (I have never been to a Broadway show! 😱😂) lol thanks!

agmoney35 ,

Great podcast!

Awesome to hear the different latin artist who made a play to show case a neighborhood. This drove a change in our culture. That is what makes America a magical place to be! A land created by all the people of the world so we can all live in Harmony and be free! Well that’s the hopeful message anyways!

HearMeWell ,

Let the guests talk

This was difficult to listen to because Eva kept interjecting herself instead of letting the guests talk. She needs to understand that she was not the subject of the interview this time. Her fangirling started getting to be too much. A regular interviewer would have been a better choice here. But it was wonderful to hear the behind the scenes from Lin-Manuel and Quiara.

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