Puerto Rican artist Lin-Manuel Miranda gave a high school drama club an amazing surprise on Friday, when he made an appearance at their production of his Broadway musical "In The Heights."
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“We start shooting #InTheHeightsMovie on Monday. So after our final rehearsal we took a trip 2 George Washington High School in the Heights to see them perform In The Heights!” Jon M. Chu, the director of the upcoming film, tweeted. “Could not be more Inspired by these students.”
Miranda also took to Twitter to share how it felt to see local students perform his show.
“It’s cool I only cried 10 times,” Miranda added. “These kids were so good. Our future is so bright.”
Quiara A. Hudes, who wrote the book for "In the Heights," also posted her own emotional reaction on Twitter.
"These students were pure life and energy, and the local audience laughed at different lines than the Broadway audience," she noted. "#InTheHeights was alive as it’s ever been last night at George Washington HS and gratitude is the name of my day."
The film is set for release on June 26, 2020, and it will star Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barerra, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Dascha Polanco.