VIRTUAL EVENT: LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA - In the Heights: Finding Home

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual Event
BookPeople is partnering with Random House and indie bookstores around the country to bring a one-night virtual engagement with In the Heights: Finding Home collaborators Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter! They'll be coming to your screens to tell you all about the forthcoming summer blockbuster and they just might answer a question from YOU!
All tickets include admittance into our virtual event and come with a copy of In the Heights: Finding Home! Tickets are limited, so don't miss out!

Event Registration & Guidelines
  • Tickets are required to join this live event and are available exclusively through Eventbrite.
  • All tickets come with a copy of In the Heights: Finding Home.
  • Tickets begin at $45.00 (Price includes domestic shipping cost. Sales tax and service fees apply to grand total.)
  • Additional shipping charges apply for international orders.
  • You will receive your link approximately two days ahead of the event and receive periodic reminders in the lead up to the event. If you don't receive a link by June 15th, please email us at BookPeople will not be responsible for missing links.
  • Digital Doors Open at 6:45PM CDT.
  • Event Begins at 7:00PM CDT.
  • Books will begin shipping following our virtual event.

NOTE: Because this is a virtual event that will be hosted on Zoom, you will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing and sufficient Internet access. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.

About In the Heights: Finding Home
The eagerly awaited follow-up to the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new book gives readers an extraordinary inside look at In the Heights, his breakout Broadway debut, written with Quiara Alegría Hudes, soon to be a Hollywood blockbuster.
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.

About Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as the recipient of a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award. His most recent musical, Hamilton, was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and earned a record-breaking sixteen Tony Award nominations, winning eleven. Miranda’s first Broadway musical, In the Heights, received four Tony Awards. Miranda contributed music, lyrics, and vocals to Disney’s Moana, earning him an Oscar nomination and a Grammy Award for the original song “How Far I’ll Go.” He lives in New York City with his wife, sons, and dog.

About 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 and screen adaptation for the Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights. 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.

About Jeremy McCarter

Jeremy McCarter is the author of Young Radicals and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution. He is the founder and executive producer of Make-Believe Association, a Chicago-based production company. He spent five years on the artistic staff of the Public Theater and has served on the jury of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He has written for New York magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He lives in Chicago with his family.

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