The highly anticipated musical “In a New York Neighborhood” opens June 17 in national theaters – and it looks like overseas critics are loving the production.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the feature opened with 98% approval, scoring 8.30 / 10 based on 45 reviews to date. International experts praised the lively, dancing tone of the production, as well as the choreography and performances.
Check out the main comments below:
“A Musical Summer Sensation” – The Only Critic.
“The experience is absolutely euphoric and should be seen surrounded by as many friends and family as possible” – Punch Drunk Critics.
“While it doesn’t break any paradigm, the film is still a great fun production” – Nerd Reactor.
“It’s the best a musical can be” – Decider.
“This is the kind of movie that will want you to dance the streets” – Uproxx.
Directed by Jon M. Chu (‘Podres de Ricos’), the feature film is based on an original play created by Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2008.
The lights come on in Washington Heights … The scent of hot coffee hangs in the air, just outside the 181 Street subway station, where a kaleidoscope of dreams mobilizes this vibrant and tight-knit community. In the middle of it all, we have the beloved and magnetic owner of a grocery store, Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny of his working day while cheering, imagining and singing about a better life.
The cast also includes Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Gregory Diaz, Noah Catala, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco and Marc Anthony.
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