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Kenny Ortega Will Bring 'In The Heights' To The Big Screen

Kenny Ortega Will Bring 'In The Heights' To The Big Screen

Kenny Ortega, director of the High School Musical series of films and This Is It, is attached to direct a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical In The Heights, THR reports.

Joining Kenny is Lin-Manuel Miranda, who composed, starred in and wrote the musical. Lin rapped his acceptance speech for Best Original Score when he won a Tony award in 2008!

In The Heights has been nominated for 13 Tonys total, taking home the coveted award for Best Musical. The story spans over three days in New York City’s Washington Heights and features hip-hop, salsa and soul music.

FYI: HSM alum Corbin Bleu will make his Broadway debut on January 25, 2010 as he takes over the lead role as Usnavi in In The Heights!

In other words, In The Heights is going to be EPIC!!!!

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  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    “In The Heights is going to be EPIC!!!!”.. um.. ok.. if you scream so. LOL

  • svenja**

    KENNY FTW!!

  • http://www.grill-repair.com pete

    Good stuff coming!

  • cutiemcfreckles

    woohoo going to see this opening night tonight in Chicago

  • matt

    Island ape dominicans????, WTF, you are f.. lame.

    its an amazing broadway musical!!!!!!!!!!! :)))

  • natasha

    are you kidding me?
    a hsm director directing In The Heights,
    they could have at least found someone a little better
    who wont shred this musical to bits

  • http://www.shortpeopledate.com/ Kelly Luver

    Cool, can’t wait to see this

  • http://www.tenonanatche.com/stone.htm Stone

    I guess he’s back on the bottle, eh?

  • http://righteous.bz/ MMA

    Looking forward to it!

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