Miss You Like Hell extends limited run at The Public Theater

The New York premiere of Miss You Like Hell will now play its final performance at the Public Theater on May 13, 2018.

Gizel Jiménez & Daphne Rubin-Vega in Miss You Like Hell

The Public Theater has now announced a 1-week extension for its current New York premiere of new musical Miss You Like Hell, which began previews at the Public's Newman Theater on March 20, 2018, and is set to officially open tonight, April 10. The limited engagement will now run through to May 13, 2018 (instead of May 6).

Miss You Like Hell features book & lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes (who co-created Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Water By the Spoonful) and music & lyrics by singer/songwriter Erin McKeown.

Synopsis: "Beatriz, a flawed mom to 16 year-old Olivia, is an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, a 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."

The cast of Miss You Like Hell includes two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (as Beatriz), Gizel Jiménez (as Olivia), Danny Bolero (as Manuel), Latoya Edwards (as Pearl), David Patrick Kelly (as Higgins), and Michael Mulheren (as Mo), alongside ensemble members Marinda AndersonAndrew CristiShawna M. Hamic, and Marcus Paul James.

Under the direction of Public Theater Resident Director Lear deBessonet, the creative team behind Miss You Like Hell features 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.

Miss You Like Hell previously staged its world premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse in California in fall 2016. 

Daphne Rubin-Vega made her Off-Broadway and subsequent Broadway debut originating the role of Mimi Marquez in Rent. She picked up a Tony Award nomination for her performance in 1996. She earned a second Tony Award nomination in 2004 for Anna in the Tropics. Her other Broadway credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Fantine in the 2006 revival of Les Misérables and Stella Kowalski in the 2012 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. On screen, her most notable credits include "Wild Things," "Flawless," and the role of Agnes in the Broadway-centric TV series "Smash".

(Photo by Joan Marcus)