Good things come to those who wait! Quiara Alegria Hudes’ The Happiest Song Plays Last begins performances off-Broadway on February 11. Directed by Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the show will play a limited engagement through March 23. Opening night is set for March 3 at the Tony Kiser Theatre.
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.
The Happiest Song Plays Last stars Lauren Valez (Dexter), Anthony Chisholm, Dariush Kashani, Tony Plana, Armando Riesco and Annapurna Sriram.