In the third episode of Playbill’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Broadway’s Taylor Iman Jones reprises her role of Catherine de Medici, from the 2021 virtual concert of the Mexican musical Anjou, The Musical Horror Tale.
“It's notable to me that this musical about French history was written by Mexican composers Guillermo Méndez and Guadalupe Sandoval wrote the show in 1986, and it was translated to English by Javier Vilalta in 2020 for the virtual concert, all of them are Mexican artists.” shares Jones, who recently starred in the Chicago production of The Devil Wears Prada. “It just goes to show that our language or background doesn't tie us to just one certain experience.” Watch the video above to listen to “Catherine’s Song."
With a multitude of Latiné playwrights, performers, composers, and creative artists working in the industry, Playbill is celebrating their rich heritage and contributions to the theatrical landscape by bringing their work to the forefront in this four-part series. The month-long celebration of Hispanic communities continues through October 15. Next week’s episode will feature composer Jaime Lozano, Shereen Pimentel, Javier Ignacio, Florencia Cuenca and Mauricio Martinez.