The Happiest Song Plays Last


Cousins Elliot and Yaz, having long searched for their place in the community, discover the joy in coming home again and the comfort of family, both by blood and by love. While Elliot gets a lucky break in the film business, Yaz takes on the role of familial and neighborhood matriarch, nourishing those who pass through her door. Beating to the sounds of traditional Puerto Rican folk music led by the Grammy-nominated Nelson González, The Happiest Song Plays Last invites you to spend a year with Elliot and Yaz on their journey to peace and purpose in an ever-changing world.

Second Stage Theatre

305 West 43rd Street

(at Eighth Avenue)

New York, NY 10036

(212) 787-8302

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Second Stage Theatre

In 1999 the Second Stage made a 296-seat theater designed by Rem Koolhaas its home. The company has an established reputation for giving second stagings to contemporary American plays and supporting emerging playwrights, offering Off Broadway debuts of new work.