MISS YOU LIKE HELL Cast Recording Released Today
Ghostlight Records has announced the release of Miss You Like Hell - Original Cast Recording on physical CD in stores and online today, Friday, November 16.
The New York premiere production of the timely and emotional new musical Miss You Like Hell was presented by The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) last season. With book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes, music and lyrics by Erin McKeown, and choreography by Danny Mefford, the show was directed by Public Theater Resident Director and Founder of Public Works Lear deBessonet, and starred Daphne Rubin-Vega and Gizel Jiménez. The recording was produced by Erin McKeown, with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer.
To order the album, please visit http://smarturl.it/missyoulikehll. See a featurette below going behind the scenes of the recording!
Miss You Like Hell was hailed as "a fresh take on the American road story" by The New York Times, with The Daily Beast adding "The songs of antagonism, reconciliation, and soul-baring are beautifully orchestrated and sung." Variety raved "Erin McKeown makes an impressive stage debut with music that is eclectic and appealing." According to The Wrap, "The only new musical with songs approaching the insight and power of McKeown's is The Band's Visit."
Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and acclaimed, genre-breaking singer/songwriter Erin McKeown brought their highly anticipated new musical to The Public earlier this year, which ran from March 20 to May 13. Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega is Beatriz, a flawed mom to 16 year-old Olivia, and 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.
"Miss You Like Hell is important musical theater," says the label's founder Kurt Deutsch. "It sings of America right now. Gizel and Daphne give such heartfelt and beautiful performances that deserve to be preserved. Quiara is a genius. Erin, welcome to the theatre. We are honored to have you. Thank you Public Theater for producing the show. It is an honor to work with you on so many albums."
The complete cast for Miss You Like Hell includes Marinda Anderson (Ensemble), Danny Bolero (Manuel), Andrew Cristi (Ensemble), Latoya Edwards (Pearl), Shawna M. Hamic (Ensemble), Marcus Paul James (Ensemble), Gizel Jiménez (Olivia), David Patrick Kelly (Higgins), Michael Mulheren (Mo), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Beatriz), and Martín Solá (Manuel Understudy).
Miss You Like Hell featured scenic design by Riccardo Hernandez; costume design by Emilio Sosa; lighting design by Tyler Micoleau; sound design by Jessica Paz; and hair and makeup design by J. Jared Janas and Dave Bova. Michael Aarons serves as Music Coordinator, with Cody Owen Stein serving as Music Director. The show features orchestrations by Charlie Rosen and Erin McKeown. Julie McBride is the Music Supervisor, who provided additional arrangements.
"MISS YOU LIKE HELL"- TRACK LISTING
1. Lioness (Prologue & Prayer)
6. My Bell's Been Rung
7. Over My Shoulder
10. Castaway Comments
12. Now I'm Here
13. Dirtiest Deed
15. Dance with Me
18. Miss You Like Hell
19. Over My Shoulder (Reprise)