Take a behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated film adaptation of In the Heights during an exclusive SiriusXM Town Hall with the cast and creative team, hosted by Jess Cagle on SiriusXM Stars (Ch. 109). Based on the Tony Award-winning musical, the movie is a celebration of Latinx heritage and the unbreakable bonds of community in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood, featuring music and lyrics by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Hear as cast joins Miranda and Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu to give insight into the adaptation process, difficult days on set, and what it means to represent Latinx stories on screen. Don’t miss your chance to be in the room where it happens when it premieres on Wednesday, June 9th at 3 pm ET or airs again at the times below.
Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)
Thursday, June 9th at 3 pm
Friday, June 10th at 6 am and 3 pm
Saturday, June 11th at 6 am and 2 pm
Sunday, June 12th at 1 am, 5 am, 8 am, 3 pm and 9 pm
Monday, June 13th at 4 am, 7 am, 4 pm, 6 pm and 11 pm
The movie musical follows Usnavi (Hamilton star Anthony Ramos), a bodega owner who dreams of leaving Manhattan behind and starting over in the Dominican Republic. But his community compels him to stay — especially his love interest, a beauty salon stylist and aspiring fashion designer named Vanessa (Vida actress Melissa Barrera). His orbit also includes his friend Nina (singer-songwriter Leslie Grace), a star student who returns home after struggling to find her place at Stanford, and Benny (Straight Outta Compton and 6 Underground actor Corey Hawkins), who works for Nina’s father and pursues a romance with her. As they find their own paths, they are tied together by joy and heartbreak on their block in the barrio.