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Leslie Grace, Who Plays Nina, Auditioned For This Other Role in 'In The Heights' Too!

Leslie Grace is opening up about her audition process for In The Heights.

The 26-year-old singer and actress plays Nina in the new movie, however, it’s not the only role she went out for.

Click inside to see what Leslie shared about her “In The Heights” audition…More Here! »

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'In The Heights' Drops Full Soundtrack - Listen Now!

The complete soundtrack for the new summer musical In The Heights is here!

The movie’s soundtrack features 17 tracks from the cast of the movie, including Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, and Daphne Rubin-Vega.

Find out more and listen inside…More Here! »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Vanessa Nadal Dance The Night Away at 'In The Heights' After Party

Lin-Manuel Miranda gets his dance on with wife Vanessa Nadal during the In The Heights Opening Night After Party on Wednesday night (June 9) in New York City.

Click inside to see more pics from the after party!More Here! »

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Melissa Barrera Looks Beautiful In Green At 'In The Heights' Premiere With Dascha Polanco, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More!

Melissa Barrera stuns in a gorgeous green gown at the premiere of In The Heights during the 2021 Tribeca Festival held at United Palace Theater on Wednesday night (June 9) in New York City.

The 30-year-old actress joined many of her co-stars including Dascha Polanco and Daphne Rubin-Vega on the yellow carpet for opening night of the festival.

Marc Anthony, Gregory Diaz IV, Olga Merediz, and Jimmy Smits were also seen at the premiere event, plus Anthony Ramos and Leslie Grace.

Set in New York’s Washington Heights, In The Heights centers on bodega owner Usnavi, who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.

Be sure to check out the movie when it premieres in theaters and HBO Max on June 10!

FYI: Gregory wore a DSquared2 look. Melissa wore a Dundas dress.

35+ pictures inside of Melissa Barrera, Dascha Polanco, Daphne Rubin-Vega and more…

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Pregnant Stephanie Beatriz Debuts Baby Bump at 'In the Heights' Screening in Hollywood!

Stephanie Beatriz is pregnant with her first child and she just debuted her baby bump on the red carpet!

The 40-year-old actress joined co-stars Melissa Barrera and Leslie Grace at a screening of their new movie In the Heights on Friday night (June 5) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The ladies were also joined at the event, held during the 2021 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, by co-star Jimmy Smits and director Jon M. Chu.

In the Heights will be arriving in theaters and on HBO Max on June 11. The first reactions from critics were released back in April and it got rave reviews. The actual reviews were released this week and the movie currently has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Click through the gallery for all the photos from the event… More Here! »

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Melissa Barrera Set to Star in New Netflix Survival Drama Series 'Breathe'

Melissa Barrera is taking on a new role.

The 30-year-old Vida actress will star as the lead in Netflix’s upcoming drama series Breathe, per Deadline.

According to the outlet, the show will follow a woman who is forced to battle the elements in order to survive when her plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness.

The protagonist, Eve, is “a razor-sharp Manhattan attorney who finds herself profoundly out of her comfort zone when her plane crashes and she must battle for survival.”

The series is helmed by Blindspot creator Martin Gero and writer-executive producer Brendan Gall, and is being produced with Warner Bros. Television.

Melissa‘s latest project is the highly anticipated movie musical In the Heights.

The movie is set to be released in theaters and on HBO Max on June 11 and you can watch the trailer here.

The First Reactions to the 'In the Heights' Movie Have Arrived & It's Getting Raves!

The highly anticipated movie musical In the Heights will be released in theaters in June and the first reactions from early screenings are in!

Step Up and Crazy Rich AsiansJon M. Chu directed the film, which is based on the Broadway show written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes.

Here is the film’s official synopsis: “Lights up on Washington Heights…The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.”

Anthony, best known for his work in Broadway’s Hamilton and the movie A Star is Born, is joined in the movie by Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Gregory Diaz IV, Jimmy Smits, and Lin as the Piragua Guy.

The early reviews on Twitter are mostly raves, with many saying it’s not only one of the best movie musicals in year, but one of the best films in a while. There is even awards buzz brewing with many saying that Olga, who is reprising her Tony-nominated work from Broadway, should get a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Oscars.

In the Heights is also getting praise for giving the Latinx community the representation they deserve on the big screen. Make sure to watch the movie when it’s released in theaters and on HBO Max on June 11!

Click inside to read all of the early reactions… More Here! »

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