The First 3 Minutes of In the Heights Changed Everything

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda Revolutionized Broadway in just the first 3 minutes of In the Heights!
0:00 Lin The Synthesizer
3:02 Openings Can Make a Hit
4:07 Modern Overture
7:11 Graffiti Pete
8:19 Clave
11:26 “Lights Up”
13:31 Slant Rhymes
15:02 Syntactical Self
15:39 Piragüero
18:41 Abuela Claudia
18:56 96st Street
20:41 Take the A Train
21:16 Gentrification
22:27 Chorus

Additional research by Annika Hoseth
Produced by Monica M. Lee

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SOURCES:
The Forty-Year Old Version
Hamilton
West Side Story

Highland Players – In the Heights (Full Proshot by JD Hopper)

UPenn’s 2016 Commencement Address – Lin-Manuel Miranda

LA Times – 40 Black Playwrights on the Theater Industry’s Insidious Racism
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-10-14/40-black-playwrights-theater-racism

PBS Great Performances – In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZOfuw5ow54

THNKR – Lin-Manuel Miranda Interview

Business Insider – NYC Income Maps
https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-city-income-maps-2014-12

The Broadway League – 2018/2019 Report
https://www.broadwayleague.com/research/research-reports/

The Breakfast Club – Lin-Manuel Miranda Interview

Notorious B.I.G. – Warning

The View – In the Heights

West Side Story (2021 Trailer)

Inside Edition – West Side Story (2021 Broadway)

Theatermania – Kinky Boots Team Introduces Us to Life as a Stage Manager

American Theatre Wing – Working in the Theatre: Lighting Designer

Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies

This American Life – 21 Chump Street: The Musical

Barrie Kealoha – Anatomy of Musicals: The Sequel
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-V0SdzDwsv/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – “Comedy Tonight”

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