The screen adaptation of the Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again will make its world premiere in Toronto this spring. The movie will close out the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, running May 25 through June 4.
The film, based on the 1994 musical, stars Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis, Jenna Ushkowitz, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Underwood, Tyler Blackburn, and Al Calderon. Tom Gustafson (Were the World Mine) directs.
Hello Again is inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s 1897 play La Ronde and follows ten people of various backgrounds, and the love and lust that guide them through several different eras of New York City history. The score includes such showtunes as “I Got a Little Time,” “The One I Love,” and “Mistress of the Senator.”
The initial casting was first reported by Playbill in December 2015. Shortly thereafter, the production released a number of behind-the-scenes images, offering a first glimpse of McDonald as “Pop Diva.”
The Inside Out festival, which highlights queer cinema, will also premiere After Louie starring Alan Cumming and Zachary Booth, and a subversive take on Romeo and Juliet titled Emo the Musical. For more information, visit InsideOut.ca.