The Public Theater announced a new addition to its 2017-18 season: Miss You Like Hell, a new musical with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful) and music and lyrics by Erin McKeown. The musical will begin previews on March 20 and run through May 6, with opening night set for April 10.
Daphne Rubin-Vega will star as Beatriz, described in a press release as "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, mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this powerful new show with vast heart and fierce humor."
In addition to Rubin-Vega, the cast will include Danny Bolero, Andrew Cristi, Latoya Edwards, Shawna M. Hamic, Gizel Jiménez, David Patrick Kelly, and Michael Mulheren. The production will be directed by Lear deBessonet, and will feature choreography by Danny Mefford, scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Jessica Paz.
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