Death Takes a Holiday

Theatre
Laura Pels Theatre (New York, NY)
Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre 111 West 46th Street
New York, NY
Schedule
Tuesday at 7:30pm
Wednesday & Saturday at 2pm & 7:30pm
Thursday & Friday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 2pm
Price
$76 - $86
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Based on the beloved play, Death Takes a Holiday is an enchanting new musical in which the loneliest of souls disguises himself as a handsome young prince and discovers the joys and heartbreaks of life. Directed by TonyŽ winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), this soaring tale of love is adapted by TonyŽ-winning writers Peter Stone (1776) and Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), and features lush, romantic songs by TonyŽ winner Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic).

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Cast Recording Released Today
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - October 11, 2011

PS Classics has announced that Yeston's Death Takes a Holiday will get cast recording release on October 11th, available for pre-order now. Kevin Earley will sing the lead role on the album, since Julian Ovenden left the show. (more...)

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Concludes Limited Engagement 9/4
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes will end its limited engagement on Sunday, September 4th at 2:00PM. (more...)

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Concludes Limited Engagement 9/4
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes will end its limited engagement on Sunday, September 4th at 2:00PM. (more...)

Review - Death Takes A Holiday: How Can Love Survive?
by Ben Peltz - August 16, 2011

The unfortunate case of laryngitis inflicting Death Takes a Holiday's leading man, Julian Ovenden, divided press reservations for the new musical into 'before' and 'after.'  I was originally scheduled to see the show the week of its opening, but when understudy Kevin Earley began filling in, many of us were, understandably, put on hold to wait for his return. (more...)

Photo Flash: DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY in the Recording Studio!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - August 9, 2011

The talented cast of Death Takes a Holiday took to the studio on Monday, August 8, to record their original cast album with PS Classics. Jill Paice, who plays Grazia in the show, took these wonderful photos to document the wondrous occasion! (more...)

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY to Get Cast Recording 10/11
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - August 5, 2011

PS Classics has announced that Yeston's Death Takes a Holiday will get cast recording release on October 11th, available for pre-order now. Kevin Earley will sing the lead role on the album, since Julian Ovenden left the show. (more...)

BWW TV: DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Plays Broadway in Bryant Park 2011!
by Jessica Lewis - August 4, 2011

BroadwayWorld brings you the performances of Death Takes a Holiday from Broadway in Bryant Park 2011! (more...)

Julian Ovenden Departs DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY; Kevin Earley to Complete Limited Engagement
by BWW News Desk - August 3, 2011

Death Takes a Holiday opened on July 21st at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, with Kevin Earley in the role of 'Death.' Earley has been performing the role in the Roundabout Theatre Company show since Julian Ovenden's departure on July 19th due to laryngitis. (more...)

BWW Interviews: DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY'S Jill Paice
by Joseph F. Panarello - August 3, 2011

Writers have been personifying the concept of Death for many ages. Geoffrey Chaucer made him a wizened old man who points some riotous characters to three bushels laden with gold in the story told by The Pardoner in THE CANTERBURY TALES. The antithesis of this is the presentation of Death in Maury Yeston's beguiling new musical Death Takes a Holiday which is now on stage at the Roundabout's Laura Pels Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: Celebrating with DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY on Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - July 24, 2011

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. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening night and brings you interviews with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Opens Off-Broadway!
by Walter McBride - July 22, 2011

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! (more...)

Kevin Earley to Take Over for Ill Julian Ovenden in Tonight's Opening of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - July 21, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company opens Death Takes a Holiday, tonight, Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has confirmed that leading man Julian Ovenden will not take part in the opening because of a case of laryngitis. Instead, Kevin Earley will take on the role of Prince Sirki/Death until Ovenden returns, which is expected to be sometime next week. (more...)

BWW TV Preview: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY - Opens Tonight!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 21, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company will open Death Takes a Holiday, tonight, Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Death Takes a Holiday will play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011. Click below for performance highlights! (more...)

BWW Discounts: Save 45% on Tickets to DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY!
by Contests - July 15, 2011

BWW Discounts is offering you the chance to save over 45% on tickets to see the Roundabout Theatre production of Death Takes a Holiday. (more...)

BWW TV: Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY - Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 13, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company will opened Death Takes a Holiday on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Death Takes a Holiday will play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011. Click below for performance highlights! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Maury Yeston, Rebecca Luker, et al. Talk DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 8, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's Death Takes a Holiday is set to open July 21. 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). The cast and creatives sat down to talk about the new show. Check it out below! (more...)

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY: A Conversation with Julian Ovenden
by Roundabout Theatre Company - July 7, 2011

Roundabout's resident Education Dramaturg, Ted Sod, sits down with Death Takes a Holiday leading man, Julian Ovenden, to discuss working on a new musical, life/death and more, as part of Education @ Roundabout's UPSTAGE Guide. Ted Sod: How did you come to work in the theatre? (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: DEATH TAKES A HOLDAY Cast Weighs in on the Best of Yeston!
by Jessica Lewis - June 23, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of the new musical Death Takes a Holiday, directed by TonyŽ winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), adapted by TonyŽ-winning writers Peter Stone (1776) and Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), and composed by TonyŽ winner Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic). 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. BroadwayWorld recently meet up with the cast and company to weigh in on their favorite Maury Yeston song in Death and in his greater body of work. See what the crew has to say below and in the accompanying video clip! BroadwayWorld recently meet up with the cast and company to weigh in on their favorite Maury Yeston song in Death and in his greater body of work. See what the crew has to say below and in the accompanying video clip! (more...)

Photo Flash: Paice, Luker & More in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at the Roundabout!
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of the new musical Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, and directed by Doug Hughes. 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. The production shots have just been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below! (more...)

Roundabout's Todd Haimes on DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by Roundabout Theatre Company - June 6, 2011

The story at the heart of Death Takes a Holiday has taken many forms over the years. It first came to life (so to speak) as La Morte in Vacanza, written in 1924 by the Italian writer Alberto Casella. Originally billed as a 'supernatural comedy,' it was to be Casella's only major success outside of his home country, but what a success it was. Coming to Broadway in 1929, the play was seen in a popular English-language version by Walter Ferris and was first given the title Death Takes a Holiday. After that production's success, the play was also made into a beloved 1934 film starring Fredric March and would continue to appear in many forms over the following decades. (more...)

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