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‘In The Heights’ is a stunning debut from Latinx in Theater

Last weekend, entrant theater group Latinx in Theater (LiT) — in collaboration with BLACKstage and the Asian American Theater Project (AATP) — burst onto Stanford’s radar with its first major musical production, “In The Heights.” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first musical masterpiece, “In The Heights” takes place in the largely immigrant neighborhood of Washington Heights in New…

Making Lin-Manuel Miranda’s music soar in ‘In the Heights’

Aitan Grossman (‘19) became involved with Latinxs in Theater, the Asian-American Theatre Project and Blackstage’s production of Broadway breakout hit “In the Heights” (2008) thanks to a chance conversation over Thanksgiving dinner. When his friend, “In the Heights” producer Dan Holland (‘19), discussed his artistic vision for the show and the need for good music…

Classy Classes: Students go ham for ‘Hamilton’ in AFRICAAM 5I

In a 1-unit lecture series, CSRE 5I: “Hamilton: An American Musical,” students examine the life of Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries through an in-depth analysis of the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical that lends its namesake to the course title. The interdisciplinary course invites faculty from several departments – African & African American studies (AAAS), comparative studies in race and ethnicity, theater and performance studies (TAPS) and history, to name a few – to share their perspectives on the music, casting and storytelling of the musical.