Ghostlight Records will release an Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Miss You Like Hell, which recently completed its run at the Public Theater.
The album will be released later this year and will feature the cast of the New York premiere production, including Daphne Rubin-Vega and Gizel Jiménez.
With a book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes, music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, and choreography by Danny Mefford, the new musical was directed by Public Theater Resident Director and Founder of Public Works Lear deBessonet.
The cast also featured Marinda Anderson, Danny Bolero, Andrew Cristi, Latoya Edwards, Shawna M. Hamic, Marcus Paul James, Gizel, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Mulheren, and Martín Solá.
In the new musical, Rubin-Vega played Beatriz, a flawed mom to 16-year-old Olivia, and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, the mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines.
“Miss You Like Hell is important musical theatre,” says Ghostlight Records founder Kurt Deutsch. “It sings of America right now. Gizel and Daphne give such heartfelt and beautiful performances that deserve to be preserved. Quiara is a genius. Erin, welcome to the theatre. We are honored to have you. Thank you Public Theater for producing the show. It is an honor to work with you on so many albums.”
Michael Aarons serves as music coordinator, with Cody Owen Stine serving as music director. The show features orchestrations by Charlie Rosen and Erin McKeown. Julie McBride is the music supervisor, who provided additional arrangements.