The release date has been announced for In the Heights 2021 movie soundtrack.
A big screen version of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical is due out in summer 2021.
Set in New York’s largely Hispanic-American neighbourhood of Washington Heights, the musical follows a number of residents over the course of three days as they discover what it means to be home.
In the Heights soundtrack release date
The movie soundtrack will be released worldwide on June 11, 2021.
It’s the same date the film is released in the US although here in the UK the movie will premiere two weeks later on 25 June.
Before the album’s release you can listen to the musical’s title track below…
The film adaption features a screenplay by Quiara Alegría Hudes – who wrote the musical’s book – with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, the In The Heights movie cast will be led by Anthony Ramos as Usnavi with Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa and Leslie Grace as Nina.
Further casting includes Daphne Rubin-Vega as Daniela, Stephanie Beatriz as Carla, Dascha Polanco as Cuca, Olga Merediz as Abuela Claudia, Jimmy Smits as Kevin Rosario, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, Noah Catala as Graffiti Pete and Marc Anthony as Mr. de la Vega.
Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear as Mr. Piragüero, the Piragua Guy.
Alongside the soundtrack, an accompanying ‘Making Of’ book will be released in June which you can pre-order now on Amazon.
A synopsis of the book shares: “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.”