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'Leave It Alone': Rita Moreno Defends Lin-Manuel Miranda Amid Colorism Criticism
Diversity

On Tuesday, actress Rita Moreno defended “In the Heights” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, urging those who have criticized the film for its whitewashing to “leave it alone.” In an interview with Stephe…

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To 'In The Heights' Casting Complaints: 'We Fell Short'
Entertainment

Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke out this week in the midst of a wave of criticism directed at "In the Heights," admitting that the film "fell short" in terms of diverse casting. “In the Heights,” based on…

The Director Of 'In The Heights' Has A Disappointing Reaction To Critics Of 'Whitewashing'
Lin-Manuel Miranda

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, “In the Heights” finally arrived in theaters last week to near-universal acclaim from critics, many of whom hailed it as a cinematic celebration of Lati…

What Jon M. Chu Learned From 'Crazy Rich Asians' To Increase The Power Of 'In The Heights'
Crazy Rich Asians

When I moved my Zoom screen slightly to the side, I noticed a set of framed magazine covers behind director Jon M. Chu: the cast of “Crazy Rich Asians” on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, Constanc…

Quiara Alegra Hudes Wants 'In The Heights' To Be 'The Gateway' To Many More Latinx Stories
Hollywood Diversity

During the filming of "In the Heights," screenwriter Quiara Alegra Hudes wanted to ensure that every detail about each character was correct, right down to their shoes. Some of the film's executive…

Anthony Ramos Claims He Was Advised To Be "ethnically Ambiguous" In Order To Avoid Being Stereotyped.
Broadway

Anthony Ramos looks poised to conquer Hollywood as easily as he did Broadway as the star of the film adaptation of "In the Heights." The 29-year-old actor, who graces the cover of The Hollywood Rep…