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The new musical, "In the Heights," will be coming to HBO in June 2021. Here's how you can watch it for free!

Watch ‘In the Heights’ 2021 Online: Stream it For Free

The new musical, “In the Heights,” will be coming to HBO in June 2021. It is based off of Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical set in Washington Heights and follows three days in the lives of a bodega owner, his newly arrived cousin and an artist as they navigate their own personal dreams while living in a neighborhood that has seen better times.  The film stars Anthony Ramos, Gina Rodriguez, Meryl Streep, Daveed Diggs and more!

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In the Heights had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival on June 4, 2021, and is scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on June 10; it will also be available on the HBO Max streaming service for a month.

When Does In the Heights Release?

In the Heights comes out on June 10, both in theaters and on HBO Max. Like all of the 2021 Warner Bros. releases, it will be available on HBO Max for 30 days.

What is In the Heights?

In the Heights is the film adaptation of a stage musical about a bodega owner named Usnavi who dreams of a better life. It takes place on a New York City block called Washington Heights and features music and lyrics written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie is directed by Jon M. Chu, who also helmed Crazy Rich Asians. It’s rated PG-13.

What Else is on HBO Max?

HBO Max has tons of truly excellent content. Of all the streaming services, it arguably has the best collection of movies and TV shows. It has HBO shows, ranging from classics The Sopranos and Sex and the City to newer ones like Mare of Easttown and Watchmen.

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All of Warner Bros.’ 2021 theatrical releases are also arriving day-one on HBO Max. This includes movies like The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do it (available now), plus upcoming movies like Dune and The Matrix 4.

Stream In the Heights on HBO Max.

After the movie’s Tribeca premiere, In the Heights will have a concurrent release in theaters and on HBO Max. If you’re subscribed to the streamer, you can watch In the Heights at no additional cost.

How to Stream the In the Heights Free

Another way to watch In the Heights 2021 for free? AT&T wireless subscribers can get In the Heights for free as part of their unlimited phone, TV and internet plans. To activate, simply download the HBO app, sign in with your AT&T or DIRECTV login credentials and start streaming In the Heights 2021 for free. If you’ve been waiting to sign up, now is the time, since this is one of the best HBO Max deals we’ve seen online.

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In the Heights 2021 is now officially available on Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices as well, in addition to PlayStation 5, Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex.

How Do You Watch ‘In the Heights’ Outside the U.S.?

Since HBO Max is currently only available in the United States, In the Heights 2021 is also being released outside the U.S. on the same day as its American debut – June 10 – a variety of ways. With the exception of China, France, and Japan where release dates are TBD, the four-hour film will be available worldwide via one of the following distribution options: PVOD, PEST, EST, SVOD, TVOD, Disney linear, and on HBO Max (in HBO Europe and HBO Asia territories), or via a local TV provider.

The Story

In the Heights follows Usnavi, a Washington Heights native who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune. The story also centers on the Manhattan neighborhood’s people, heritage and their goals and aspirations.

The first production premiered in 2005 before it opened on Broadway in March 2008. It was nominated for 13 Tony Awards and won four, including Best Musical. 

Movie review

OK, let’s talk about musicals. Let’s talk about the way that an enormous movie screen filled with dancing bodies personifies joy for so many of us, and about how emotions expressed in song — be it traditional musical-theater song, rap poetry or a glorious medley of both — feel bigger and brighter. And let’s talk about how, after a year of darkness and solitude and worry, “In the Heights” arrives like a gift wrapped in sunshine. Maybe I didn’t exactly dance down the aisle on my way out of the theater, but rest assured that I did so in my heart.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical, written with playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, was a Broadway hit back in 2008. Now, after a long delay, it arrives on-screen — a bold, bright, infectiously joyous musical about love and dreams, set in a primarily Latino neighborhood in Manhattan where “the streets were made of hustle.”

Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) is one of those hustlers — a young man who owns a neighborhood bodega and dreams of a better life elsewhere. (You watch — as you do with all good musicals — knowing that no place could ever be better than right there.) He’s the central character, but others join the dance: Benny (Corey Hawkins), a resourceful car-service dispatcher; Nina (Leslie Grace), home from college and heavily feeling the weight of her family’s expectations; Vanessa (Melissa Barrera), who works at the local beauty salon but dreams of being a fashion designer; Abuela Claudia (Olga Merediz, reprising her Tony Award-winning Broadway role), the neighborhood’s loving resident grandma.

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