Cover story | Feature 1 – In the Heights

Valentina Valentini.

June 1, 2021

There was a moment of quiet on the set of 'In the Heights', in the sweltering heat of New York City, Summer 2019. The entire intersection of 175th and Audubon was closed off to film the opening number - dancers and extras ready for their cues; lights and cameras being adjusted for the upcoming take. As the sun lowered just above the George Washington Bridge, Local 600 Director of Photography Alice Brooks turned to Lin-Manuel Miranda to ask: "When you were in college writing this music, did you dream of being here, shutting down your neighborhood street, and filming this number?"

There was a moment of quiet on the set of 'In the Heights', in the sweltering heat of New York City, Summer 2019. The entire intersection of 175th and Audubon was closed off to film the opening number - dancers and extras ready for their cues; lights and cameras being adjusted for the upcoming take. As the sun lowered just above the George Washington Bridge, Local 600 Director of Photography Alice Brooks turned to Lin-Manuel Miranda to ask: "When you were in college writing this music, did you dream of being here, shutting down your neighborhood street, and filming this number?"