Lin-Manuel Miranda on “In the Heights”: “I am super proud to bring this film to Puerto Rico first”

The actor and playwright of Puerto Rican descent Lin-Manuel Miranda never ceases to proclaim the pride he feels in showing the musical film “In the Heights” in a special edition in Puerto Rico, returning to the theater and, once again, being the flag of the Latino community in the world, but this time from the big screen.

The producer and composer is on the island with In the Heights his parents Luis and Luz Miranda as part of the special screening of the feature film that will premiere on June 11 in theaters in the United States and Puerto Rico. The lyricist presented today, Saturday, the ‘screening’ from the new Caribbean Cinemas cinema in El Distrito in San Juan.

In a special feature for guests from the courtyard’s media, advertising agencies, actors and public figures, the award-winning playwright shared his emotions of seeing the dream that began 20 years ago when he wrote the first songs for the musical “In The Heights ”. Miranda arrived in Puerto Rico this week, in what he said was his first trip in 14 months since the COVID-19 pandemic was decreed.

“Happy to be in a theater again, after 14 months. I am super proud to bring this movie to Puerto Rico first. My first time seeing it on the big screen is here in Puerto Rico. It is a big difference. I always forget how many Boricuazos there are in the music, in the lyrics and in the work until I see Daniela singing about Vega Alta or they mention Arecibo or Anthony Ramos says fuácata ”, he said with the usual emotion that he usually projects every time he presents new project.

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