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December 12, 2019

After more than a decade, and a lot of paciencia y fe, the trailer for In the Heights is here.

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda had a musical hit with Hamilton, he made his Broadway debut with In the Heights, an immigrant story he wrote and starred in based on the Washington Heights neighborhood where he grew up. And after In the Heights got picked up for a movie adaptation in 2008 in plans that eventually went bust, the musical finally has a trailer for its long-awaited June 26, 2020, release.

The trailer, which debuted Thursday, was largely shot in Washington Heights in upper Manhattan that's known for its Latinx- and immigrant-heavy population. That's where we meet Usnavi, a bodega owner from the Dominican Republic, played by Anthony Ramos, who originated the role of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway. He's joined by Tony nominee Corey Hawkins as the taxi dispatcher Benny, Tropical artist Leslie Grace as Nina, and Mexican actress Melissa Barrera as Vanessa.

Crazy Rich Asians' Jon M. Chu directs In the Heights, which the trailer reveals contains immigration protests in favor of Dreamers that weren't a part of the original production. Watch it — and see if you can spot Miranda's cameo — below. Kathryn Krawczyk

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