New Musical Series UP HERE, Starring Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes, Gets Hulu Release

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January 23, 2023 10:19 AM
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A new musical with a very distinct sound is coming TV this spring. Up Here, a romantic comedy set in 1999 in New York City, will premiere March 24 on Hulu. The show follows one couple through the ups and downs of falling in love as their fears and fantasies play out in heads.

The series will star Mae Whitman and Carlos Valdes, both of whom have some hidden stage pedigree behind their more well-known screen credits. The former starred in Center Theatre Group’s production The Mystery of Sex and Love, while Valdes played Andrej in Once on Broadway.

Rounding out the cast are two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran and Broadway stalwart Andréa Burns, along with Sophia Hammons, Emilia Suárez, John Hodgman, and Scott Porter.

Up Here is written by Steven Levenson (tick, tick…BOOM!, Dear Evan Hansen) and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (The Carmichael Show) with songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen, WandaVision) creating original songs.

Hamilton and upcoming Sweeney Todd auteur Thomas Kail directs and executive produces the series alongside Levenson, Sanchez-Witzel, Anderson-Lopez, Lopez, and Jennifer Todd. 20th Television serves as the production company alongside Kail’s Old 320 Sycamore Productions.

That’s not the only show slated to hit our TV screens this spring. Season 2 of Schmigadoon! will premiere April 7 on Apple TV+. The next installment moves to Schmicago with a number of favorites returning, including Ariana DeBose, Aaron Tveit, and Dove Cameron, along with series leads Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key. 

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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