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In the Heights Has So Many Amazing Numbers, but the Postcredits Scene Is Extra Sweet

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The film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical In the heights is finally here, and it’s filled to the brim with tons of numbers showcasing Washington Heights and the extremely talented cast. The film, which is currently streamed and in theaters on HBO Max, has a running time of around 143 minutes, but we promise you you won’t want to miss a second. In fact, you want to hold out the entire credits for a fun little addition.

The film has a bonus performance that fans of the original musical will surely appreciate. Although a handful of tracks have been cut from the film – including “Inútil” and “Enough” – we see Miranda at the very end of “Piragua (Reprise)”. After quarreling with Christopher Jackson’s character about her business, Miranda’s character gets the last laugh when the Mister Softee truck breaks down and everyone rushes to his piragua stand.

It’s certainly a cute little moment since Miranda and Jackson both starred in the original production of In the heights – Miranda played the role of Usnavi (played by Anthony Ramos in the film) while Jackson spawned the role of Benny (played by Corey Hawkins in the film). After sharing the stage together, of course In the heights In 2009 they finally got back together for Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton In 2015, Miranda played the title character of Alexander Hamilton and Jackson played George Washington.

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Robert Dunfee