Kenny Ortega to adapt the musical In the Heights

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Director Kenny Ortega, best know for HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL  and THIS IS IT, will be taking on the adaptation of the Broadway musical IN THE HEIGHTS.  The film follows three days in Washington Heights, a Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City.  IN THE HEIGHTS was composed and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, he is set to star in and produce the film as well.  The musical features hip-hop, salsa, merengue as well as other types of music and dancing.

As I’ve said before, I’m ecstatic with the resurgence of the musical in Hollywood and hope the trend continues.  Although I didn’t see any of the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL films, I have to give Kenny Ortega props for making a musical that appeals to a younger audience-now I hope he can make a musical that appeals to the adults as well.

Kenny Ortega Heights

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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