Public Theater announces complete cast of Miss You Like Hell

Daphne Rubin-Vega in Miss You Like Hell

The Public Theater has now announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere of new musical Miss You Like Hell, which begins previews at the Public's Newman Theater on March 20, 2018, before an official opening on April 10 and a limited engagement through to May 6, 2018.

Joining the ensemble are Marinda Anderson and Marcus Paul James. Previously announced cast members include two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (as Beatriz), Danny Bolero (as Manuel), Latoya Edwards (as Pearl), Gizel Jiménez (as Olivia), David Patrick Kelly (as Higgins), and Michael Mulheren (as Mo), alongside ensemble members Andrew Cristi and Shawna M. Hamic.

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.

The Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis previously commented: “No other piece I know speaks with such powerful, personal insight into our current immigration debate. Quiara Alegría Hudes, Erin McKeown, and director Lear deBessonet have created a mother/daughter story for the ages. We are proud to celebrate the voices of these extraordinary women.”

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."

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 Jim Carmody)