10 Days Left to Stream IN THE HEIGHTS: Chasing Broadway Dreams

10 Days Left to Stream IN THE HEIGHTS: Chasing Broadway Dreams

There are only 10 days left to stream Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams” for free! The documentary is streaming through PBS' Great Performances for the rest of the month.

Here's how you can watch 'In The Heights':



RadicalMedia (which filmed productions such as Shrek the MusicalRent: Filmed Live on Broadway) chronicled the personal stories of bringing "In The Heights" to the Broadway stage back in 2008. The documentary had multiple airings on PBS' Great Performances since.

"In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams" follows Lin-Manuel Miranda and the original Broadway company of In The Heights in the months leading up to their 2008 opening night at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams is streaming for free until June 30, 2022. Check our list of free streaming musicals and plays.

The documentary first premiered on PBS in 2018 and has been only available to members of the PBS Passport program since. Featured in the film are "extended performance sequences of the original cast of In the Heights" live from the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.

It took Lin-Manuel Miranda almost eight years to write "In The Heights", with production company RadicalMedia identifying the show's potential early on and documenting it from early workshops. The film follows the creative team and cast as they open the show off-Broadway, transfer to Broadway, and eventually win the Tony Award for Best Musical.

While "In The Heights" was not a huge success on Broadway as Lin-Manuel's other Broadway hit (Hamilton), it still managed to run for more than 1,000 performances and open in the West End.

RadicalMedia (production company for another Lin Manuel Miranda hit, Hamilton) filmed a similar documentary about the development of Hamilton, called "Hamilton's America". That documentary is also available to stream for free right now.

"In The Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams" is part of the 2018 PBS' Great Performances series. The 2022 season of Great Performances has just recently concluded. Episodes are now available to stream online for PBS Passport members - the West End production of Anything Goes starring Sutton FosterKeeping Company with Sondheim, and Shakespeare in the Park's production of Merry Wives.