ela foi se tornando pessoas que conheceu. filmes que viu. comidas que comeu. foi se tornando tudo que a alcançou e hoje não sabe mais quem é. consegue se lembrar de quem foi, mas ela não entende. não vai entender. hoje é essa doce loucura, esse desespero suave por amor. incompreendida. perdida. desmedida. uma loucura descabida.
Things I love about the earlier version of In The Heights (from 2000, at Wesleyan University) that didn’t make it to the final musical:
Lincoln Rosario. Obviously.
“Welcome home, we haven’t seen you since Jesus knows when. You’re not alone.”
“All the neighborhood is dancing and it’s following my lead.”
“No me meto. No me meto. I’d like to help you out, no doubt, pero no puedo.”
Alma. That’s Benny’s mom. I’m really happy about how Benny’s plot changed and I get why she isn’t in the actual musical but she was such a good character.
“DJ you can’t go wrong, just play a latin song.”
In fact all about “Who is he?” is gold.
“There’s something out here for me, I haven’t found it. It’s strange, we’re only lonely when we’re totally surrounded.”
How clear Carla’s and Daniela’s verses during Blackout sound. I think Daniela’s part was sung by Alma then. Either way, they are so good and you can’t always hear them that well in the official version.
That little conversation between Nina and Vanessa during Blackout.
My Fire Escape. Both the original one and that later version for Nina are so beautiful.
“I’m hotter than I’ve ever been.” “Got that right.” So very smooth, Benny.
I Can’t Go Back is too good for me to choose one quote. Not to mention the ‘rewind tonight’.
“Don’t speak, just be/patient with me.” Benny’s entire verse there, tbh.
“Love isn’t something you feel for an hour or realize the night before. Love is a lifetime of hoping and wanting for someone, that someone, and praying to God up in heaven above, and waiting for kindness from your secret love.”
Vanessa calling Nina during Finale. That broke my heart.
“And in the height of all my pain, I remain, my heart remains.” “In Washington Heights!”