You're Gonna Hate This, a new musical from Godspell's Lindsay Mendez and Michael Holland, will debut at Joe's Pub April 21. In anticipation of the concert event, the duo share their favorite guilty-pleasure songs as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist series.
Directed by Dave Solomon with music directed by Michael Borth, the show is a two-person musical revue conceived by Mendez (Godspell, Dogfight, Everyday Rapture, Grease) and Holland (orchestrations and vocal arrangements for Godspell), with music and lyrics by Holland. Show time is 9:30 PM.
You're Gonna Hate This, which features an eclectic mix of tunes that examine various aspects of hatred, also stars Mendez and Holland, who will duet on most of the songs in the hour-long evening.
The musical will have about a dozen songs — the titles of which also function as mnemonic devices, with the first letter of each word in the title spelling out the word "HATE" — that tell a variety of stories and touch upon a diverse mix of musical genres.
In anticipation of the loathsome evening, Playbill.com asked Mendez and Holland to pick songs that they hate to love. Here are the duo's guilty-pleasure songs and reasons why they made the list.
Click here for the Playbill.com coverage of You're Gonna Hate This, including two exclusive audio tracks from the show.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You