The Heights of Stupidity

Lin Manuel-Miranda attends the “In The Heights” Opening Night Premiere at the United Palace Theatre in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan, New York, June 9, 2021. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters)
Lin-Manuel Miranda has earned the right to tell his stories his way, his hyperventilating critics be damned.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen they were lampooned in the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints did not stage a Catholic League–style tantrum but instead took out a series of wry advertisements in the playbill, inviting theater-goers to receive a copy of the Mormon scriptures. “You’ve seen the play, now read the book,” read one ad, while another advised: “Our version is sliiiightly different.”

I thought conservatives missed a similar opportunity with Hamilton, the most patriotic thing on Broadway since George M. Cohan was belting out “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” Somebody should have left copies of

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