Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!

Roundabout Theatre Company opened Death Takes a Holiday last night, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.  As reported yesterday, leading man Julian Ovenden was unable take part in the opening because of a case of laryngitis. His understdy, Kevin Earley, stepped in to play the role of Prince Sirki/Death.  He will remain in the show until Ovenden returns, which is expected to be sometime next week.

BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night and brings you complete photo coverage below!

Death Takes a Holiday will play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011.

The new musical, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston is directed by Doug Hughes. The cast includes Linda Balgord (Contessa Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones(Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Julian Ovenden (Prince Sirki / Death), Jill Paice (Grazia), Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele), Max Von Essen (Corrado Montelli).

Death Takes a Holiday is based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella, rewritten for the American stage by Walter Ferris, and originally produced by Messrs. Shubert.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Theatre Marquee

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Theatre Marquee

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Joy Hermalyn, Jay Jaski & Patricia Noonan

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Max Von Essen, Don Stephenson & Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Max Von Essen

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Simon Jones & Linda Balgord

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Rebecca Luker & Michael Siberry

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Rebecca Luker & Michael Siberry

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice & Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice & Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice & Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Don Stephenson, Linda Balgord, Simon Jones, Rebecca Luker, Jill Paice, Kevin Earley, Michael Siberry & Mari Davi

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Mara Davi, Alexandra Socha, Max Von Essen & Joy Hermalyn

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Rebecca Luker, Jill Paice & Kevin Earley 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice & Kevin Earley 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice & Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice & Kevin Earley

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Maury Yeston & Thomas Meehan 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Maury Yeston 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Thomas Meehan 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Thomas Meehan & wife Carolyn

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Thomas Meehan 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Don StephensonSimon Jones & Max Von Essen 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Matt Cavenaugh 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Matt Cavenaugh 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Simon Jones 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Simon Jones 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Simon Jones 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Mara Davi 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Mara Davi 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Matt CavenaughMara Davi & Max Von Essen 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Matt Cavenaugh & Max Von Essen 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Max Von Essen 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Kevin Earley 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Matt Cavenaugh 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Matt CavenaughMaury Yeston & Kevin Earley 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Kevin Earley 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Joy Hermalyn 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jay Jaski

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Patricia Noonan 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Patricia Noonan, Jay JaskiJoy Hermalyn 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Linda Balgord 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Linda Balgord 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Don Stephenson 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Alexandra Soch

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Alexandra Soch

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Rebecca Luker 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Rebecca Luker 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Jill Paice 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Kevin Earley & Jill Paice 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Kevin Earley & Jill Paice 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Alexandra Socha, Jill PaiceRebecca Luker & Linda Balgord 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein 

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.