Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter in conversation with America Ferrera - In the Heights: Finding Home Virtual Launch Event

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter in conversation with America Ferrera - In the Heights: Finding Home Virtual Launch Event

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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 McCarter tell 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, and McCarter for a very special "In the Heights" virtual book launch on Tuesday, June 15 from 8:00-9:00 PM (EST) on Zoom. America Ferrera will be the special guest moderator!

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, a hardcover copy of "In the Heights: Finding Home" ($40 retail price), as well as sales tax, shipping, and processing fees.

For this event, books may be shipped only to the United States, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories, and Canada. Please be sure to include your preferred shipping address, telephone number, and email. 

All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.

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.

About the Authors

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 Revolution"; "Gmorning, 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.