Great Performances

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Writing In The Heights

Clip: Season 45 Episode 5 | 2m 47s

Lin-Manuel Miranda discusses writing his first musical, In the Heights. The show was based on Lin's experiences growing up in Washington Heights, New York City. A special encore of In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams airs on Friday, November 10 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Aired: 11/10/17

Rating: NR

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