Virtual Event: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter

presenting

In the Heights:
Finding Home

Date

Jun
15
Tuesday
June 15, 2021
8:00 PM ET

Location

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Tickets

$48.00 (book included - ship to home) - On Sale Now $43.00 (book included - in-store pickup) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store joins bookstores across the country to welcome LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA, QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES, and JEREMY MCCARTER for a very special In the Heights virtual book launch. 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.

Ticketing

All tickets include a hardcover copy of In the Heights: Finding Homewith both ship-to-home and in-store pickup options available. Books bundled with ship-to-home tickets will be shipped out after the event. We are unable to ship internationally.

Please note: books will not be signed. 


 

About In the Heights: Finding Home

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.

Jeremy McCarter
Jeremy McCarter

Jeremy McCarter

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.

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda

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. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights. 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.

Quiara Alegría Hudes
Quiara Alegría Hudes

Quiara Alegría Hudes

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.




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