In The Heights Updates: Even while In the Heights is a reasonably accurate rendition of the landmark Broadway musical, certain songs were removed from the film. In the Heights’ lights initially came upon the New York stage in 2007, crafted by Lin-Manuel Miranda and combining hip hop and rap elements into its music.
Despite the success of the original score for In the Heights, the movie’s producers, led by director Jon M. Chu, deleted a few songs. These modifications might have been made for a variety of reasons, including pace and adjusting for the film’s other narrative alterations.
Except for “Home All Summer,” a compilation album played over the ending credits, and “Piragua (Reprise),” which is showcased in In the Heights’ post-credits shot but not on the soundtrack, the onstage version of In the Heights had 23 songs on its cast recording, whereas the movie has only 16 – excluding “Home All Summer,”. Here’s a rundown of the FOUR songs used in the film.
In The Heights Song
The song “Sunrise” from In the Heights was removed from the cinematic adaptation of the musical. The song is a duet sung the morning after the darkness by Nina and Benny. Benny and Nina’s bond in the stage version differs slightly from that in the film. They really perform the dispute portion of “Blackout,” which they first screamed out on Broadway.
On Friday, the musical adaptation of the film “A Bronx Tale” was launched. Camilla, the musical’s mother, was deleted from the film, and her song “Enough,” a stern rebuke of both her daughter and husband, was not used in the stage production. The musical’s high-energy melody was made useless without Camilla singing it.
EVERYTHING I KNOW
Nina’s ballad “Everything I Know,” in which she recounts her time with Abuela Claudia, was the final song approved for the In the Heights film. Because it’s a slower and more introspective ballad, the song would have made the film’s already-over-two-hour-and-twenty-minute duration feel “too lengthy.”
For the film adaptation of In the Heights, Kevin Chu’s song “Atención” was removed. The song would have made sense arriving after Abuela Claudia’s death was reported to her neighborhood, as it takes place immediately after “Carnival Del Barrio.”
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