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How Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Went From College Project to Major Motion Picture

Billboard this year.The play was accepted by the university’s student theater company, where Miranda turned it into an 80-minute one-act show, adding freestyle rap and salsa numbers to flavor its otherwise traditional Broadway sound. The musical enjoyed a one-weekend run during Miranda’s spring semester.

After seeing the play, a small group of Wesleyan students and alumni approached Miranda about taking “In the Heights” to the next level. Among them was aspiring director Thomas Kail.

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