'In the Heights' to Open Tribeca Film Festival 2021

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu film will have its world premiere in, you guessed it, Washington Heights

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jon M. Chu’s “In the Heights” will open the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival in June. The musical will have its world premiere in Washington Heights, of course, and be broadcast simultaneously across all five boroughs of New York City at outdoor screenings, the film festival said Friday.

Per the Tribeca Film Festival, “To ensure everyone’s safety, we are working closely with the New York State Department of Health to meet COVID-19 protocol.”

“It is such an honor to open the 20th anniversary Tribeca Festival with In the Heights,” Miranda, who created the Tony Award-winning “In the Heights” musical, said. “We’re so excited to welcome them uptown! This will be an unforgettable night at the United Palace. We can’t wait to share this musical love letter to our community, with our community, in our community.”

Last Month, the Tribeca Film Festival announced it was going ahead with its 20th-anniversary edition this June, moving screenings to outdoor venues and becoming the first major U.S. film festival held in person since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the festival, outdoor screenings will be held in all five New York City boroughs using portable 40-foot LED screens that will travel to different venues; community screenings will be included as part of the program. Among the venues that have been confirmed so far are Brookfield Place New York, Pier 57 Rooftop, The Battery, Hudson Yards in Manhattan, Empire Outlets in Staten Island and MetroTech Commons in Brooklyn.

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