Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez Will Star in LaChiusa’s Los Otros

Regional News   Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez Will Star in LaChiusa’s Los Otros
 
The revamped version of the musical will premiere at Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre.
Michael John LaChiusa
Michael John LaChiusa

Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!) and Philip Hernandez (Kiss of the Spider Woman) have been announced to co-star in a revised version of Los Otros, the latest musical collaboration from Tony Award-nominated composer-lyricist Michael John LaChiusa and Tony-nominated book writer Ellen Fitzhugh.

Performances run March 22–April 23 at Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre.

Noah Himmelstein, the theatre’s associate artistic director, will direct the new incarnation of the musical that has been revised since its 2012 world premiere at the Center Theatre Group.

Here’s how it’s billed: “Through a series of beautiful and intimate vignettes, two Californians, Lillian and Carlos, reflect on profound moments from the past in which their individual experiences (as a white woman and Hispanic man) are linked by a collective sense of ‘otherness.’ Juxtaposing such familiar human tensions as past/present, memory/mysticism and cultural/sexual identity, director Noah Himmelstein and musical director Jon Kalbfleisch command a production that is at once quietly perceptive and startlingly relevant in the context of today’s real-world social climate. Inspiring, energetic and emotionally charged, this semi-autobiographical work captures a universal story of interconnectedness, love, risk and revelation through the lens of two people’s lives.”

“Ellen and Michael John are two of the most extraordinary thinkers in musical storytelling,” Himmelstein said in a statement. “The imaginative structure and near-cinematic breadth of Los Otros has inspired a visual design that echoes the experience of both characters, physically transforming as their stories unfold.”

For tickets, visit everymantheatre.org. Everyman Theatre is located at 315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, Maryland.

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