The best ever stage-to-screen musicals

'In the Heights' is out and looks set to be another smash hit from Lin-Manuel Miranda

Stars Insider

14/06/21 | StarsInsider

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Thousands and thousands of years later, the theater remains an essential cornerstone of our culture. There are few experiences quite like watching a sell-out show on Broadway, the West End, or just about any live performance circuit. That said, sometimes the magic of theater can be used to create a classic piece of cinema. Films like 'Grease' and 'The Sound of Music' are some of the most iconic movies ever, but they wouldn't exist without the amazing musicals they're based on.

The latest stage-to-screen adaptation 'In the Heights' was released on June 10 and is receiving rave reviews from critics. Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway show tells a deeply personal story of the challenges and joys of growing up in Washington Heights, New York. It was adapted for screen by Jon Chu, the director of 'Crazy Rich Asians' (2018). 'In the Heights' is an exuberant and heart-warming spectacle which pays loving tribute to the Latino community Miranda grew up in. 

To discover and celebrate other such film adaptations of stage musicals, click on!

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