In The Heights' Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Leslie Grace, Gregory Diaz IV Reveal Most Terrifying Performance
- Category: Interviews
- Created: Friday, 11 June 2021 22:16
- Published: Friday, 11 June 2021 23:28
- Written by Lupe R Haas
The stars of IN THE HEIGHTS were triple threats in Jon M. Chu adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway musical with impressive performances in massive musical numbers. Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, and Gregory Diaz IV tell CineMovie which scene was the most terrifying to shoot.
IN THE HEIGHTS is now in movie theaters and on HBO Max. The musical stars Anthony Ramos as the lead character of Usnavi de la Vega, along with Melissa Barrera (Vida), Jimmy Smits, Corey Hawkins (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black) and Olga Merediz reprises her Broadway role as Abuela Claudia. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator behind the Broadway musical and original Usnavi on stage produces and appears in a cameo in the adaptation.
Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines, and sings about a better life.