Your preorder includes a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home and admission to the exclusive virtual event with Lin-Manuel Miranda on June 15th!

 

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ABOUT THE EVENT

IN THE HEIGHTS Virtual Book Launch

 

Lights up on Washington 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 Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCartertell the story of the show’s humble beginnings, from rehearsals in a bookstore basement to the Broadway smash (and soon-to-be feature film!) that created an unbreakable community and a new kind of family for everyone involved. Join Miranda, Hudes, McCarter, and special guest moderator Amanda Ferrera for a very special In the Heights Virtual Book Launch onTuesday, June 15 from 8:00 to 9:00pm ET on Zoom. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and 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.

 

Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive event (link will be emailed 48 hours before the event), a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Home ($40 retail price), as well as sales tax. (Your order must be placed by 12:00 pm EST on June 15th to receive a ticket for the virtual event.) Your order will be available for pickup from Portkey Books, or medial mail shipping can be arranged. Please contact read@portkeybooks.com with any questions. We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK

The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster.

In 2008, In the Heights, a new musical from up-and-coming young artists, electrified Broadway. The show’s vibrant mix of Latin music and hip-hop captured life in Washington Heights, the Latino neighborhood in upper Manhattan. It won four Tony Awards and became an international hit, delighting audiences around the world. For the film version, director Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) brought the story home, filming its spectacular dance numbers on location in Washington Heights. That’s where Usnavi, Nina, and their neighbors chase their dreams and ask a universal question: Where do I belong?

In the Heights: Finding Home reunites Miranda with Jeremy McCarter, co-author of Hamilton: The Revolution, and Quiara Alegría Hudes, the Pulitzer Prize–winning librettist of the Broadway musical and screenwriter of the film. They do more than trace the making of an unlikely Broadway smash and a major motion picture: They give readers an intimate look at the decades-long creative life of In the Heights.

Like Hamilton: The Revolution, the book offers untold stories, perceptive essays, and the lyrics to Miranda’s songs—complete with his funny, heartfelt annotations. It also features newly commissioned portraits and never-before-seen photos from backstage, the movie set, and productions around the world.

This is the story of characters who search for a home—and the artists who created one.

In The Heights PREORDER and VIRTUAL EVENT (June 15, 2021)

SKU: 9780593229590
$40.00Price