Will Audra McDonald Return to the Screen in Film Adaptation of Hello Again?

first_imgBroadway.com has confirmed that six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, upon finishing her star turn in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill on the Great White Way, has been approached to lead a film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again. The project is not yet confirmed. View Comments McDonald took home her record-breaking sixth Tony Award this year for Lady Day; she has also won for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. She’s also no stranger to bringing musicals to the screen, having starred in NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! and the 1999 TV adaptation of Annie. According to Showbiz411, the movie will be directed by Tom Gustafson and will feature a screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg. The two previously collaborated on films including the gay-themed musical Were the World Mine, while McDonald starred in LaChiusa’s Marie Christine on the Great White Way. No additional casting or timeline has been announced. With a book and score by LaChiusa and based on Arthur Schnitzler’s play La Ronde, Hello Again follows an assortment of love affairs among ten characters, spanning across each decade of the 1900s. The tuner premiered off-Broadway in 1993, and was most recently revived off-Broadway with a cast that included Max von Essen, Elizabeth Stanley and Rachel Bay Jones.last_img

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