Subway Cell Phone Service Will Ruin the Career of In the Heights Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Whoopi Goldberg was honored last night at the Casting Society of America’s Artios Awards, and Tony-winning In the Heights writer and star actor Lin-Manuel Miranda told us about his first-ever encounter with her. “I met her on the fateful night my life changed at the Tonys, she was the host that year,” he told us. “So I have only memories of hugging her and screaming with her; like, very heightened memories,” he laughed.

But now that cell phone service is coming to subway stations, the Washington Heights native fears for his career. “I think it’s a disastrous idea, because I write on the subway,” Miranda explained. “It’s the only place where I cannot check e-mail and cannot tweet incessantly, and it’s my last safe haven,” he added with a rueful laugh. “So it’s great for the world, and terrible for me. You will not see another musical from me because of cell phone service.”

Subway Cell Phone Service Will Ruin the Career of In the Heights Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda