The film adaptation of five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again, starring Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson, Martha Plimpton, and Rumer Willis, will be available for digital download and VOD streaming February 6.
The New York City-set musical about intertwining lovers whose sexual and emotional encounters reverberate through time, premiered in cinemas nationwide last November. Read reviews for Hello Again here.
Directed by Tom Gustafson and featuring a screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg, Hello Again is currently available to pre-order on iTunes and other EST platforms.
Six-time Tony Award winner McDonald—a veteran of LaChiusa’s work—leads an ensemble cast that boasts Emmy winner Plimpton (The Real O’Neals, Pal Joey), Jackson (American Horror Story, Xanadu), Willis (Chicago, Dancing With the Stars), T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy, Noises Off), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee, Waitress), Nolan Gerard Funk (Glee, Arrow), Sam Underwood (Fear the Walking Dead, Homeland), Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), and Al Calderon (The X-Factor, 13).
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. LaChiusa’s musical adaptation premiered Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater in 1993. A cast album preserves the original score.
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.
Gustafson and Krueckeberg are the award-winning team behind the the romantic LGBT movie musical Were the World Mine.