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In the Heights (Broadway)

From 606 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Great writing, Absorbing

About the show

Winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' is the story of three eventful days in the vibrant community of Washington Heights. More…

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony winning musical 'In the Heights' tells the universal story of a vibrant community in Manhattan's Washington Heights – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It's a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Member Reviews (606)


Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Great writing, Absorbing
Avg Score

Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Great writing

See it if If you like up beat musicals with plenty of movement and entertainment. Great staging and acting with fantastic story.

Don't see it if If you don't like musicals that are up beat quick moving.

Clever, Ambitious, Funny, Insipid, Fluffy

See it if You want light entertainment with a tinge of hip-hop.

Don't see it if You're looking for anything substantial.

Entertaining, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if you want to see something fresh, relevant, and original

Don't see it if you want a super traditional musical

Cliched, Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you have any sense, at all, of Washington Heights & the latino experience. I do, I AM. But I didn't get what all the hype was about.

Don't see it if Lin-Manuel Miranda bugs you, even remotely. SO indugent, I almost didn't see Hamilton (gratefully I did). Nice, family-oriented, just "ok".

Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant

See it if you are looking for a salsa-infused RENT / you like diversity in theatre

Don't see it if you are scared to ride the A train

Great staging, Great singing, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you are a fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda & love vibrant, intelligent musicals. You will leave filled with t delight in Miranda's creativity.

Don't see it if don't like creative, intelligent musicals - prefer drama.

Original, Clever, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if enjoy original musicals and well told stories and enjoy the style of music.

Don't see it if Just see it! Even if you are not a fan of Rap, Salsa and/or HipHop give this a shot.

Delightful, Edgy, Must see, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You love an "urban" show on Broadway and great singing and dancing ...

Don't see it if Can't relate or hate urban culture

Entertaining, Energetic, Great singing, Original, Relevant

See it if you enjoy contemporary musicals about everyday life and the engaging stories of people your see on the street. Pleasantly surprised.

Don't see it if you don't like hip hop/rap/Latin music. If you have a problem w/immigrants and Americans we don't see on stage often stay away. Embrace it!

Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing

See it if This show is bursting with Latin flavor, full of energy ,and heartwarming.Good performances, great story,delightful ,and engaging.See it!

Don't see it if see it..great family show.

Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Funny, Great singing

See it if Like brilliant entertainment exhibiting the genius of LMM, clever, terrific staging and singing. Never boring or slow.

Don't see it if You can't follow a faced paced show or have a hard time understanding a storyline sung through rap.

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Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great music, Fresh

See it if you're a Latin in Manhattan and love salsa, hiphop, and all things Lin-Manuel Miranda. The seeds for Hamilton were sown and nurtured here.

Don't see it if hispanics get you in a panic.

Clever, Delightful, Fun, Great choreography, Energetic

See it if You love high-energy musicals. Great dancing with a fun, latin, hip-hop infused score by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Don't see it if You don't like rap or you like your musicals languid, slow and romantic.

Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Enjoyable, Darling

See it if You are obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda and love latin-hip hop music.

Don't see it if If you are not hip to hip-hop.

Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Original, Delightful

See it if you enjoy hiphop, salsa, and are looking for a fun yet still emotional show

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical theater script show

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Original, Great writing

See it if If you're into a musical that celebrates culture and has a heartfelt story with well-developed characters;

Don't see it if If you're looking for something deeper or very over the top. This show has excellent balance.

Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing

See it if you love Lin and everything he does - its exactly what you would expect with a mix of singing and freestyle

Don't see it if You like a traditional show - the "rap" element may not be for you.

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Original

See it if You enjoy Lin's work and stories about New York and its people. Smart, funny, great music.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy salsa, rap, or contemporary musicals.

Entertaining, Funny, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Everyone needs to see this play, it was perfectly done down to the music, casting, staging, etc. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius.

Don't see it if you're easily offended and oblivious to the world around you. If you only like tradiational musicals.

Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You want innovtive great music that will have you dancing in your seat.

Don't see it if You are a stick in the mud ultra traditionalist.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love upbeat musicals

Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding a play if it is sung

Riveting, Relevant, Original, Absorbing, Funny

See it if you want to see something amazing and new.


Great staging, Great writing, Profound, Refreshing, Original

See it if You want to laugh, cry, and feel all the emotions through the lives of the characters, want to see how well hip hop works in a musical.

Don't see it if You like conventional musical.

Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Refreshing, Riveting

See it if You haven't, right away we are transported to a block in Washington heights where the music's non stop and the coffee is light and sweet.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy hip hop and rap.

Clever, Great writing, Entertaining, Must see

See it if You enjoy Lin Manuel Miranda shows or culturally based shows

Don't see it if You only like classical type musicals

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