Hollywood has eyes on Havana as U.S./Cuba relations thaw

January 6, 2015 5:54 PM

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The musical “Rent” opened in Cuba on Christmas Eve for a three-month stint, becoming the first American musical to debut in Havana since the start of the U.S. embargo in 1960.

Director Bob Yari also wrapped production of his Ernest Hemingway biopic “Papa” at the end of 2014, making it the first Hollywood movie shot in Cuba since that fateful year.

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