Audra McDonald flirts with Martha Plimpton in first trailer for Hello Again
Some of the biggest stars of musical theater are gettin’ it on in the first trailer for movie musical Hello Again.
The film, adapted from the 1994 Michael John LaChiusa musical of the same name, follows 10 sets of lovers, all living in New York City in different eras. In the trailer, Audra McDonald’s character Sally, the “driven actress,” teases “searching senator” Ruth, played by Martha Plimpton. Also hooking up are T.R. Knight (Grey’s Anatomy), Rumer Willis (Empire), Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), Sam Underwood (Fear the Walking Dead), Nolan Gerard Funk (Awkward.), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), and Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars), among others. Tom Gustafson directs.
In 1994, the Lincoln Center Theater first produced the critically acclaimed musical, which was inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s 1896 avant-garde play, Der Reigen, and the 1950 Max Ophuls film La Ronde, with Broadway heavyweights John Cameron Mitchell, Donna Murphy, and Carolee Carmello. Most of the movie’s music will be derived from that production, but one song was penned especially for McDonald. The six-time Tony winner performs it as a “2002-era pop diva” in an ethereal disco music video, which you can see here along with other exclusive stills from production.
The movie will screen at festivals throughout the summer, as well as regional theater-hosted events.