Hello Again

Ten nameless characters pair up in ten different scenes of sexual pleasure and/or despair. One character from each scene moves on to the next, seemingly dumping his old partner in favor of new prey. The play begins in 1900 with a Prostitute soliciting an unwilling Soldier. The next scene takes place in the 1940s, and the Soldier, afraid of dying in the war, tussles with a sympathetic Nurse. Next, the Nurse becomes a 1960s dominatrix over her patient, an upper-crust College Boy with wild leanings. In the 1930s, the College Boy reappears as the impotent partner of an adulterous Young Wife who can only have relations with him in seedy, out-of-the-way places. Meeting the woman’s Husband in the next scene, we see why she’s been driven to such moral turpitude. In her loneliness, the Wife dances a haunting pas-de-deux with the mirror image of her repressed, sensual self. Experiencing the Wife’s scene from a totally different perspective, we then meet the Husband as a closet homosexual (and on the Titanic, no less), using the ship’s imminent demise to steal a tango with a gorgeous boy hustler called the Young Thing. Shifting to a 1970s disco, a bisexual Writer lures the Young Thing home only to feel the creeping certainty of a morning-after desertion. Finally, the circle of lovers closes where it all began. A Senator quits his relationship with an Actress because of political liabilities, then seeks the Prostitute from the first scene, whom he desperately wishes he could love. A tableau begins forming in the background, with all the couples singing “Hello Again” over and over in a moody recognition of love’s inescapable pull.

Roles
4F, 6M
Musicians
6
Acts
1

Music

Creators

Michael John LaChiusa

Michael John LaChiusa

Book, Music, and Lyrics Michael John LaChiusa is a five–time TONY Award-nominated Composer, Lyricist and Librettist for his Broadway productions of The Wild Party, Marie Christine and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. LaChiusa’s acclaimed off-Broadway...

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Instrumentation

6 Musicians

Piano/Conductor
Keyboard 2
Cello
Horn
Reed
Violin

Casting

The Whore
Female

The Soldier
Male

The Nurse
Female

The College Boy
Male

The Young Wife
Female

The Husband
Male

The Young Thing
Male

The Writer
Male

The Actress
Female

The Senator
Male

Cast Vocal Ranges

Promotional Resources

Hello Again Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Hello Again Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Hello Again Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Hello Again Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $10 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script / Vocal, Piano / Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week