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Arts & Entertainment - September 20, 2013

Highly original

Heartfelt 'In the Heights' is a rare breed: a new musical not based on a movie

by Chad Jones

Lin-Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" is an exciting piece of musical theater for many reasons, not the least of which is that it feels absolutely contemporary and old-fashioned at the same time. Here's a show that is a rare commodity in American musical theater these days: a wholly original creation not based on a movie or an animated film. How utterly refreshing.

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