Quiara Alegría Hudes and Erin McKeown’s new musical Miss You Like Hell is set to have its New York premiere at the Public Theater as a new addition to the 2017–2018 season. Reprising the role of Beatriz will be two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega, who starred in the musical’s world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse last fall.
Miss You Like Hell takes the audience on a road trip across the U.S. Beatriz is the mother to 16-year old Olivia, as well as an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, the two embark on a journey that could change everything.
Gizel Jiménez (Party People) will play Olivia. Completing the cast of the New York premiere are Danny Bolero (In the Heights) as Manuel, Andrew Cristi (A Christmas Story) as Ensemble, Latoya Edwards (Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical) as Pearl, Shawna M. Hamic (The Last Ship) as Ensemble, David Patrick Kelly (Once) as Higgins, and Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate) as Mo.
Miss You Like Hell features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Hudes and music by singer-songwriter McKeown. With direction by Lear deBessonet (The Odyssey) and choreography by Danny Mefford (Fun Home), performances are set to begin in The Public’s Newman Theater March 20, 2018.
“No other piece I know speaks with such powerful, personal insight into our current immigration debate,” said artistic director Oskar Eustis. “Quiara Alegría Hudes, Erin McKeown, and director Lear deBessonet have created a mother/daughter story for the ages. We are proud to celebrate the voices of these extraordinary women.”
The show will officially open April 10 and is scheduled to play through May 6.
For tickets and more information call (212) 967-7555, visit PublicTheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.