Second Stage's production of Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays Last knows what's up. The next time you make a playlist, make sure the last song is something peppy! Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, tickets are now available for The Happiest Song Plays Last at off-Broadway’s Tony Kiser Theatre, with performances scheduled to begin February 11 and run through March 23. Opening night is set for March 3.
The Happiest Song Plays Last stars Lauren Valez (Dexter), Anthony Chisholm, Dariush Kashani, Tony Plana, Armando Riesco and Annapurna Sriram.
The final play of Hudes’ Elliot trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last tells the story of cousins Elliot (Riesco) and Yaz (Velez), who discover the joy in coming home again and the comfort of family, both by blood and by love. When Elliot gets a lucky break in the film business, Yaz takes on the role of familial and neighborhood matriarch, nourishing those that pass through her door. Featuring the sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music, The Happiest Song Plays Last is the story of a year in Elliot and Yaz’s life.