Hello Again + RED CARPET Reception | OPENING NIGHT!
Directed by Tom Gustafson
Traveling in time with stops in each of the decades of the 20th century in a series of gender and genre bending lust-filled musical vignettes, HELLO AGAIN follows ten love struck souls who pair-off in an erotic daisy-chain of sex and song, looking for meaning beyond their steamy hookups. Jack (Tyler Blackburn, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) sexes up Robert (Cheyenne Jackson, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) who pleasures Sally (six time Tony winner Audra McDonald) who revels in her tryst with Ruth (Martha Plimpton, THE REAL O’NEALS). Along for the erotic hijinks are T.R. Knight (GREY’S ANATOMY), Rumer Willis (EMPIRE, DANCING WITH THE STARS), Jenna Ushkowitz (GLEE), Sam Underwood (FEAR THE WALKING DEAD), vocalist Al Calderon, and Nolan Gerard Funk (GLEE and former Calvin Klein model). The musical numbers—everything from pop to operetta to Broadway to swing to searing torch ballads—are as diverse as the pansexual proclivities of the characters. Director Tom Gustafson and screenwriter Cory Krueckeberg (WERE THE WORLD MINE, GETTING GO) return to Reeling with the long awaited cinematic adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s critically acclaimed 1994 Off-Broadway musical (in turn, inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s play LA RONDE). Prepare to indulge your senses with this visually stylish, ultra-sensual musical extravaganza. This is HELLO AGAIN.
Join us at 6pm before the screening in the lounge of the beautiful art deco Music Box Theatre for drinks and hors d’oeuvres! Watch the stars on the red carpet (and take a selfie or two) before you see the Chicago Premiere of HELLO AGAIN. Director Tom Gustafson, writer/producer Cory Krueckeberg, and actor Tyler Blackburn expected in attendance!