Death Takes a Holiday is a world premiere musical that began previews at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre in the Laura Pels Theatre on June 10, 2011, opened on July 24, 2011, and will end its limited engagement on September 4, 2011. Here's to looking back at some memorable moments during its fantastic run Off-Broadway!
A conversation with Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes about this exciting new musical production:
Q: Tell us about Death Takes a Holiday and what excites you about this musical production?
A: Death Takes a Holiday is a based on a great play with an idea that has always fascinated me. Death himself decides to try to learn why humans are so reluctant to be taken by him. Essentially, he wants to know what we value so much about life. So he takes on human form for a brief period, and in that time he comes to understand family, loss, and, most importantly, love. There’s obviously an element of fantasy to this story, but it’s also filled with romance, sorrow, and even humor. I just love how many facets there are to the characters, and how each of them is so important to the storytelling. Of course, above all, I’m excited to be sharing a new score by Maury Yeston with our audience. It was such a pleasure to work with Maury on our revival of Nine, and I’m truly proud to have an opportunity to premiere the gorgeous music that he’s written for Death Takes a Holiday. Maury is a singular talent – I’ve always loved his style, and I can’t wait for the audience to hear his newest work.
Death Takes a Holiday Opens on July 21, 2011
Death takes the stage at Broadway in Bryant Park
Death Takes a Holiday will record an original cast album
"PS Classics, the label devoted to show music and American popular song, announced a release date and a track listing for its original Off-Broadway cast recording of Death Takes a Holiday.
The disc, produced by PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker, will be in stores October 11, 2011. The label is currently accepting pre-orders at its website." - Playbill.com
2010-2011 Season, Death Takes A Holiday, Roundabout Roundup