The Public Theater celebrated the official opening of Miss You Like Hell, a new musical by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes and singer-songwriter Erin McKeown, April 10. The musical concerns a mother-daughter odyssey from Philadelphia to Wyoming to California and beyond.
Miss You Like Hell tells the story of undocumented immigrant Beatriz (Daphne Rubin-Vega), on the road trip of a lifetime with her estranged 16-year-old daughter, Olivia (Gizel Jiménez).
The recently extended production, directed by Lear deBessonet with choreography by Danny Mefford, continues through May 13. Performances began March 20.
Read reviews for Miss You Like Hell below:
Completing the cast of the Off-Broadway premiere are Marinda Anderson (Ensemble), Danny Bolero (Manuel), Andrew Cristi (Ensemble), Latoya Edwards (Pearl), Shawna M. Hamic (Ensemble), Marcus Paul James (Ensemble), David Patrick Kelly (Higgins), and Michael Mulheren (Mo).
Miss You Like Hell had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in 2016 starring Rubin-Vega as Beatriz. The musical features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful) and music by singer-songwriter McKeown.
Flip through photos of opening night: