After living estranged from each other for years, a mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines in a new musical where they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths.
From the producers: When a whip-smart, deeply imaginative teenager agrees to take a road trip with her free-spirited Latina mother, neither can imagine where it will take them. Chance encounters with an assortment of characters along the way brings them closer to understanding what sets them apart — and what connects them forever. Featuring compelling original songs that are every bit as diverse and eclectic as America, "Miss You Like Hell" is a new musical that exudes the joy, love and frustration of being a family in a changing country.
Audience Notes: This production contains herbal cigarettes and haze.
Author Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the book for the musical "In the Heights." and won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play "Water by the Spoonful." Hudes was first commissioned by the La Jolla Playhouse in February 2012 to write a new work, teaming up later that year with singer/songwriter Erin McKeown and director Lear deBessonet to write a new musical. "Miss You Like Hell" received readings in New York in 2014 and 2015 and a three-week workshop at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2016, starring Rubin-Vega as Beatriz.
The musical stars two-time Tony nominee Rubin-Vega ("Rent," "Anna in the Tropics") and Gizel Jiménez. They are joined on stage by Marinda Anderson, Danny Bolero, Andrew Cristi, Latoya Edwards, Shawna M. Hamic, Marcus Paul James, David Patrick Kelly, and Michael Mulheren.
What is the Public Theater? Founded in 1954 by the legendary showman Joseph Papp, the Public Theater is one of NYC'c preeminent non-profit theaters. Dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals, the theater has spawned many Broadway shows (including "A Chorus Line" and the original Off Broadway production of "Hamilton") and has 40 Tony Awards to its credit. More here.