SPEAKproductions, in association with TBD Productions and Martian Entertainment, have just released a sneak peek at the first trailer for HELLO AGAIN, the highly anticipated film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical. HELLO AGAIN chases 10 fleeting love affairs across 10 periods in New York City history. The pursued becomes pursuer as they spin through daisy-chained vignettes that come together in one soulful circle. The ensemble cast features six-time Tony Award winner McDonald, Emmy Award-winner and Tony nominee Martha Plimpton, Emmy and Drama Desk nominee T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis, Cheyenne Jackson, SAG Award-winner and Grammy nominee Jenna Ushkowitz, Teen Choice Award-winner Tyler Blackburn, Sam Underwood, Nolan Gerard Funk and Al Calderon. HELLO AGAIN, directed by Tom Gustafson, features a screenplay by Cory Krueckeberg and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa.

Starting this week, HELLO AGAIN is featured in international film festival screenings and regional theatre-hosted sneak peek events across the U.S. and beyond including:

June 20 Lovers Film Festival, Torino, Italy (Closing Night Film)
June 22 Frameline 41 @ The Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA
July 11 Outfest Los Angeles @ The DGA, Los Angeles, CA
July 14 – 23 Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, ME
August Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, Jecheon, South Korea

A regularly updated ‘sneak peek’/ film festival listing can be found on the film’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HelloAgainMovie).

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Inspired by Arthur Schnitzler’s 1896 controversial play, Der Reigen, and the classic 1950 Max Ophuls film La Ronde, the film HELLO AGAIN is based on the Michael John LaChiusa stage musical of the same name. HELLO AGAIN was first presented on stage by Lincoln Center Theatre in 1994 featuring John Cameron Mitchell, Donna Murphy, Malcolm Gets, Carolee Carmello, Michael Park, Michelle Pawk, John Dossett and Judy Blazer.

HELLO AGAIN is produced by Krueckeberg & Gustafson under their company SPEAKprductions with Hunter Arnold & Ash Christian. SPEAKproductions’ acclaimed films have won over 50 awards and screened at more than 250 film festivals around the world and been chosen by The New York Times as a Critics’ Pick. Past films include the musical Were the World Mine, Mariachi Gringo and Getting Go.

HELLO AGAIN was filmed on location in New York City.