The trailer for "In the Heights"–Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about a young Dominican immigrant who runs a bodega in Washington Heights–is finally here,
The almost two-and-half-minute teaser includes a cameo of Miranda working as a klutzy piragua (shaved ice) vendor, Jimmy Smits singing in a bodega, and the whole cast dancing in the streets, mixed in with sweeping shots of the George Washington Bridge.
Much of "In the Heights" was actually filmed uptown, so the locations–including lead character Usnavi's fictional bodega, City Mart Tropical Products Deli–will be relatively easy to find once the movie hits theaters on June 26, 2020.
In the meantime, a few iconic spots are easily identifiable even in the short trailer. Visit them now before the Instagram hordes get there:
Between W 173rd and W 176th Sts from Ft. Washington to Haven Aves
Usnavi's best friend Benny shares a romantic moment with Nina on this overlook in the northwest corner of J. Hood Wright Park. Of course there are stunning views of the George Washington Bridge.
Amsterdam Ave and W 173rd St
A musical sequence–with plenty of cinematic splashing–takes place in this 1930's-era outdoor pool in Highbridge Park.
191st Street between Broadway and St. Nicholas Ave
A dance number takes over this colorful, street-art covered tunnel connecting Broadway with the 191st station on the 1 subway line.
Photo of J. Hood Wright Park: Google Maps