EXCERPTS FROM THE ARTICLE
Below are excerpts from the March 1, 2017 Baltimore Sun article on Los Otros.
Two of the most anticipated events on the Baltimore theater calendar are musicals that will receive their world or area premieres in the weeks ahead. Here's the latest casting information on both:
Everyman Theatre will unveil the freshly reworked version of "Los Otros" with music by Michael John LaChiusa, whose previous shows include "The Wild Party" and "Giant"; book and lyrics are by Ellen Fitzhugh, lyricist for the 1980s Broadway musical "Grind."
The production of "Los Otros," which marks the work's Baltimore-Washington premiere, runs March 22 to April 23.
The semi-autobiographical musical looks at two Californians — Lillian, a white woman, and Carlos, a Hispanic man — and the things that connect and separate them.
"Los Otros" will be directed by Everyman's recently named associate artistic director, Noah Himmelstein, who impressively guided "An Inspector Calls" for the company last season. He will be joined by musical director Jon Kalbfleisch, whose extraordinary work as resident musical director at Signature Theatre has long been in evidence.
First produced in 2012 in Los Angeles, "Los Otros" has undergone a "reimagining" commissioned by Everyman and given a workshop in New York last fall.
The cast features Judy McLane as Lillian. Her Broadway credits include a long stint with "Mamma Mia!" — seven years as Tanya and more than three in the lead role of Donna, up until the show's closing in 2015.
McLane will be partnered by another Broadway veteran, Philip Hernandez. He was in the original cast of "Kiss of the Spider Woman" and became the only actor to play both Inspector Javert and Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" on Broadway.