LaChiusa's Hello Again Will Get a Fresh Go-Round in Spring 2011

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Off-Broadway's Transport Group is planning to revive Michael LaChiusa's Hello Again, the composer-lyricist-librettist's modern musical take on Arthur Schnitzler's sexcapades play La Ronde.

Michael John LaChiusa
Michael John LaChiusa

A casting notice indicates that the production will run March 4-April 3, 2011, under the direction of TG artistic director Jack Cummings III, the concept-friendly director whose recent work includes The Boys in the Band and See Rock City & Other Destinations.

The Equity company has listed the title on promotional materials since spring 2010, and the show is mentioned on its website as coming in winter 2011. No official announcement has been made.

Transport Group is an advocate of LaChiusa's work. It staged the first New York City revival of his First Lady Suite and is developing his new musical Queen of the Mist, about a real-life Niagara Falls lady daredevil. LaChiusa also contributed to TG productions of Requiem for William and The Audience.

Scott Rink is listed as Hello Again's 2011 choreographer.

The 1897 play La Ronde (also titled Reigen) is about a string of sexual liaisons. The musical looks at ten characters (six men, four women) during the ten different decades of the 20th century. All actors play a number of roles of varying types, with one primary role.

Lincoln Center Theater premiered the musical Off-Broadway in 1993. Graciela Daniele directed. A cast album preserves the score. Donna Murphy, Carolee Carmello, Michele Pawk, David A. White, John Dossett, Malcolm Gets, John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Park, Dennis Parlato and Judith Blazer starred.


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