In The Heights is written by Lin Manuel Miranda, directed by Jon M. Chu and stars Anthony Ramos. This week, everybody is showing love to members of the cast and crew and share their excitement about the new movie.
Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Ariana Grande, and Dwayne Johnson
A promo released by Warner Bros. features Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Ariana Grande, and Dwayne Johnson. The four A-Listers praise the movie's acting, soundtrack, direction, etc. "It brings to light the heart and soul of that community" says Oprah who hosted an In The Heights "virtual block party" on Thursday. She took to Twitter to promote the virtual event which featured interviews with the cast members.
Oprah saying my name in this video is now and forever my outgoing voicemail. Thank you @Oprah. See you tomorrow! -LMMhttps://twitter.com/Oprah/status/1402091680245944322\u00a0\u2026— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin-Manuel Miranda) 1623192882
Miranda joked that he would be changing his voicemail to the sound bite of Oprah yelling his name. He then thanked her for using her platform to support his brainchild, In The Heights, which was the first musical he ever wrote.
I feel like dancing! Just watched #InTheHeightsMovie and was blown away. I cried like three times & I want an abuela! Bravo @jonmchu @Lin_Manuel and this incredible cast.— Mindy Kaling (@Mindy Kaling) 1623393166
Actress Mindy Kaling gave Miranda and Chu a shoutout for their contribution to In The Heights which made her "feel like dancing".
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Thanks for allowing me to corrupt the minds of your innocent young children, @Lin_Manuel. Absolutely cannot WAIT for #InTheHeightsMovie!pic.twitter.com/fIDWW2EwBd— Al Yankovic (@Al Yankovic) 1623265274
Singer "Weird Al" shared a clip of Miranda on The Tonight Show. In the clip, Miranda tells Jimmy Fallon that his kids are obsessed with "Weird Al". In his tweet, Yankovic jokingly thanks Miranda for "allowing me to corrupt the minds of your innocent young children" and expresses his excitement for Miranda's new movie.
Leslie Odom Jr.
Bit of a weekend! Come on @intheheightshttps://twitter.com/lin_manuel/status/1402981009025605633\u00a0\u2026— Leslie Odom, Jr. (@Leslie Odom, Jr.) 1623362570
Lights up! Celebrated #MothersDay weekend by watching @intheheights Movie Can\u2019t wait for ALL of us to be dancing in the streets when #InTheHeightsMovie opens in theaters and on @HBOMax on June 11!pic.twitter.com/1kC5yyYTj2— Kristin Chenoweth (@Kristin Chenoweth) 1620575147
Broadway legend, Kristin Chenoweth was ahead of the curve when she shared her praise for In The Heights over a month ago.
For anyone who has a dream - you will love #InTheHeightsMovie. Congrats @jonmchu @lesliegrace @melissabarreram and @ARamosOfficial@Lin_Manuel - you know I love a good @HamiltonMusical Easter egg! It\u2019s a love letter to Washington Heights & perfect film to kick off #Tribeca2021.pic.twitter.com/7F0KiHGczc— jimmy fallon (@jimmy fallon) 1618926172
Back in April, Jimmy Fallon took to Twitter to congratulate Chu and Miranda on a job well done.
"My headline is this: The In The Heights movie is musical theatre on film at its absolute finest. Huge bravo to everybody involved."
He goes on to praise Miranda's genius and in the caption clarifies that his video is "#NotAnAd" but rather just his thoughts on the movie of the summer.
Thank you, @jonmchu & @Lin_Manuel & cast & crew for this joyful, splendid happy film!!! We all need this lift! #InTheHeightshttps://twitter.com/intheheights/status/1402702071271333892\u00a0\u2026— Ming-Na Wen (@Ming-Na Wen) 1623361645
I\u2019m excited to watch IN THE HEIGHTS in an actual theater but I want to recreate the HBO Max experience by having it followed immediately by 2 and a half episodes of THE NANNY.— billy eichner (@billy eichner) 1623354250
Pure JOY! Watching @intheheights movie with the family was the perfect summer movie experience! Follow your dreams / love your roots / sing & dance with your friends thru the heat of summer with this awesome film... a true MUST SEE! \u00a0pic.twitter.com/WPTR3Jq7OI— Reese Witherspoon (@Reese Witherspoon) 1623261830
Actress Reese Witherspoon shared a rave review on Twitter this Wednesday praising the movie musical as a "MUST SEE".
All I\u2019ve been thinking about is #InTheHeights. Can\u2019t wait for ya\u2019ll to see this movie. Made me want to dust off my salsa dancing shoes. Maybe I will\u2026.pic.twitter.com/iDdE7vNorb— kerry washington (@kerry washington) 1623347391
Actress Kerry Washington claimed that the movie made her want to get up and dance and she can't wait for audiences to feel the same way.
Congratulations to the entire team who made this movie. It was beautiful to watch this culture live and breath without apology on the big screen -- and truly be celebrated! Bravo! @InTheHeights— Uzo Aduba (@Uzo Aduba) 1623365847
Actress Uzo Aduba who won an Emmy for her role as "Crazy Eyes" on Netflix's Orange is The New Black, showed love to her co-star Dascha Polanco who is featured in In The Heights. Aduba went on to congratulate everyone involved with the film.
In The Heights is in theaters now and is also available for the next 30 days on HBO Max.
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