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March 20 - May 13, 2018

Newman Theater

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POWERFUL & COMPLEX.  A FRESH TAKE on the American road story, filled with people and ideas we rarely get to see onstage. – The New York Times

A timely political edge, an ethnically diverse cast, and a score by a singer-songwriter who knows how to rock. – Variety


Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and acclaimed, genre-breaking singer/songwriter Erin McKeown bring their highly anticipated new musical to The Public this season.

Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Anna in the Tropics, Daphne's Dive) is Beatriz, 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.

Obie-winning director Lear deBessonet (Resident Director/Founder of Public Works) and choreographer Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home) stage this transcendent new production with music that will find your soul, and stay with you forever.

MISS YOU LIKE HELL is made possible with the support from 


Generous support provided by an Anonymous donor, Ted & Anne Clarke Wolff, and Wayne Zink & Christopher Schout.

Opening night of MISS YOU LIKE HELL is sponsored by

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New York Premiere



Book & Lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Music & Lyrics by Erin McKeown
Choreography by Danny Mefford
Directed by Lear deBessonet

Featuring Marinda AndersonDanny Bolero, Andrew Cristi, Latoya Edwards, Shawna M. HamicMarcus Paul JamesGizel Jiménez, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Mulheren, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Martín Solá

Scenic Design by Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Design by Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Jessica Paz
Hair and Makeup Design by J. Jared Janas Dave Bova
Co-Orchestrations by Charlie Rosen Erin McKeown
Music Coordinator: Michael Aarons
Music Director: Cody Owen Stine
Music Supervisor and Additional Arrangements: Julie McBride 

See Complete Season
play_circle_outline Gizel Jiménez (Olivia) performing Miss You Like Hell
play_circle_outline Latoya Edwards and the company performing Yellowstone
play_circle_outline Journey Into MISS YOU LIKE HELL
play_circle_outline Sundays performed by Gizel Jiménez and Erin McKeown
play_circle_outline Mothers performed by Gizel Jiménez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Erin McKeown
play_circle_outline Lioness performed by Daphne Rubin-Vega and Erin McKeown
“Miss You Like Hell Puts A Human Face on the Looming Specter of Deportation”
Time, March 29, 2018
“Quiara Alegría Hudes Rewrites The American Landscape”
The New Yorker, April 5, 2018
"At the Public Theater, a Mother, a Daughter and Deportation"
The New York Times, April 8, 2018
"Miss You Like Hell Is the Mother-Daughter Musical We Need"
Playbill, April 8, 2018
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights

Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights

The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR), is a non-profit organization, founded in 1982 to educate, defend and protect the rights of immigrants. Recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals, NMCIR is committed to expanding access to legal immigration services, participating in policy making and community organizing.

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Make The Road NY

Make The Road NY

Make The Road NY focuses on Legal and Survival Services to tackle discrimination, abuse and poverty; Transformative Education to develop community members’ abilities to lead our organization, our movement, and society; Community Organizing to transform the systems and power structures impacting our communities; and Policy Innovation to rewrite unjust rules and make our democracy truly accountable to all of us.

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Make The Road NY
Women's Refugee Commission

Women's Refugee Commission

The Women's Refugee Commission improves the lives and protects the rights of women, children and youth displaced by conflict and crisis. We research their needs, identify solutions and advocate for programs and policies to strengthen their resilience and drive change in humanitarian practice. Since our founding in 1989, we have been a leading expert on the needs of refugee women and children, and the policies that can protect and empower them. 

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Miss You Like Hell

Shelton Johnson is a Park Ranger (currently at Yosemite National Park, formerly at Yellowstone) - and the inspiration for the character of Pearl in Miss You Like Hell. He is, in addition to being a ranger and a published author, one of the loudest and strongest voices out there in support of our National Parks. His talk at the Chicago Humanities Festival in 2013 is a must-see.

22 March

#shelton johnson #miss you like hell #digiturgy #chicago humanities festival #national parks #park ranger #national park service

Miss You Like Hell

MYLH composer Erin McKeown was on Fan Theory talking about everything from the show to Welcome to Night Vale. It’s a great listen and one that goes deep on an artist you should know better than you probably currently do!

#erin mckeown #miss you like hell #welcome to night vale #music #fan theory #fan theory podcast #NPR

10 February