On Sunday, March 13, 2011, I attend the Transport Group's production "Hello Again," inspired by Arthur Schnitzler's controversial 1897 play, "La Ronde," with words and music by Michael John Lachiusa and directed by Jack Cummings III at 52 Mercer Street in NYC.
This sexy, bold, provocative, smart, and intriguing show will leave you wanting more! Starring Max Von Essen, Elizabeth Stanley, Alexandra Silber, Bob Stillman, Alan Campbell, Blake Daniel, Jonathan Hammond, Rachel Bay Jones, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, and Robert Lenzi, "Hello Again" focuses on 10 love affairs throughout the 20th Century, one from each decade. The love affairs are all inclusive from straight to gay to young and old alike, which is what makes this show even more wonderful! And for those of you who were fortunate enough to see Max Von Essen and Elizabeth Stanley on tour in "Xanadu," you will be extra excited to see these two heating up the stage together once again and man do they heat things up!
The Transport Group was very smart to stage this show at 52 Mercer Street, a loft space in SoHo. The extremely intimate setting lends itself perfectly to the various stories. The action takes place all around...in front of you, behind you, to the side of you, and at times right up against you. Everyone is given their moment to shine and show off their sublime talented vocals! This is yet another well-assembled cast who's chemistry is great together! The cast has these characters down so well that they made me feel as though they are really living these lives.
"Hello Again" only runs through April 4, so treat yourself to an intimate evening of sex, love, romance, betrayal, and most of all talent at 52 Mercer Street, 4th Floor, NYC! Click here for tickets! (“Hello Again" does contain brief nudity).
On a personal note, after the show, Greg Santos, the Associate Managing Producer, was kind enough to have me meet up with Max Von Essen, Elizabeth Stanley, Alexandra Silber, and Bob Stillman, all of whom I have interviewed for "Adaumbelle's Quest." Thank you to Greg and Max, Elizabeth, Alexandra, and Bob for that amazing moment in time!