Lin Manuel-Miranda wanted musicals for Latino characters

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Lin Manuel-Miranda wanted to write musicals for Latino characters. The 41-year-old composer – who is behind the musicals ‘In the Heights’ and the worldwide smash hit ‘Hamilton’ spoke out about how although he “loved musicals” as a child, he couldn’t “see a way in” because of his ethnicity. He said: “The only reason I started writing was because I loved musicals, but I couldn’t see a way in. I wanted a life in musicals but beyond ‘West Side Story’, I didn’t see one – not for Latino dudes. You can play any part you want in a school play, but in the real world you get put in a box.” The three-tim…

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