The film adaptation of Hello Again, Michael John LaChiusa’s New York City-set musical about intertwining lovers whose intimate encounters stretch through time, is released in theatres across the U.S. November 8.
Hello Again’s interconnected lovers are played by an ensemble cast that boasts six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Emmy Award winner Martha Plimpton, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis, Jenna Ushkowitz, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Underwood, Tyler Blackburn, and Al Calderon.
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Hello Again is based on Arthur Schnitzler’s controversial 1897 play La Ronde, which strings together 10 interlocking scenes that capture a pair of lovers just prior to, or immediately following intense, but all-too-brief sexual intimacy. One character from each scene carries on into the next until a full dramatic circle is completed.
Tom Gustafson directs the film, which has a screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg based on LaChiusa’s original text. Gustafson and Krueckeberg are the award-winning team behind the the romantic LGBT movie musical Were the World Mine.
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LaChiusa’s musical adaptation premiered Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater in 1993. A cast album preserves the original score.
A five-time Tony Award nominee, LaChiusa has written the Broadway musicals The Wild Party, Marie Christine, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. His Off-Broadway works also include Giant, First Lady Suite, Little Fish, See What I Wanna See, The Petrified Prince, Bernarda Alba, Giant, Queen of the Mist, and First Daughter Suite.
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The film’s creative team includes Todd Almond (orchestrator), Daniel Kluger (orchestrator), Brad Simmons (music director), Todd Underwood (choreographer), Austin F. Schmidt (director of photography), Annie Simeone (production designer), Rebecca Luke (costume designer), and Sig De Miguel and Stephen Vincent (casting).
Hello Again is produced by Gustafson and Krueckeberg under their SPEAKproductions company, in association with Hunter Arnold’s TBD Productions, Ash Christian.