Hey, New York City actors! Stay in the loop and be sure to check back every week for projects currently in production in the place you call home. Here’s the 411 on what’s filming big and small in your city.
“In the Heights”
Filming has kicked off on the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes, “In the Heights.” Excitingly, for all the background actors who showed up to this weekend’s open call, so did the show’s creators, marking the beginning of production. Director Jon M. Chu made a post on Instagram ahead of the first day of filming, noting, “All the jitters in all the right places. Here we go.” According to signs posted in the Heights and in Inwood, filming will take place all throughout the week on Post and Nagle Avenues, Dyckman Street, Sherman Avenue, and surrounding areas, as well as some work down on Broadway and East 9 Street. You can catch a peek at some of Monday’s filming in a video by Charles Thorp. The Warner Bros. adaptation will star Anthony Ramos, Melissa Barrera, Corey Hawkins, Stephanie Beatriz, and Dascha Polanco, to name a few. Keep a lookout all summer for filming uptown!
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