Death Takes A Holiday

Roundabout Roundup: Looking Back at ‘Death Takes a Holiday’

Posted on: September 2nd, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


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!

Death Takes a Holiday Added to the 10-11 Season: Q&A with Todd Haimes

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.

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Death Takes a Holiday Opens on July 21, 2011

Death takes the stage at Broadway in Bryant Park

Mara Davi and Kevin Earley performing "Shimmy Like They Do in Paree"

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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." -

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Kevin Earley and Jill Paice in the booth. Photo Credit: Jill Paice, 2011

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‘Death Takes a Holiday’ at the Recording Studio

Posted on: August 9th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


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! Death Takes a Holiday is playing through September 4 at the Steinberg Center for Theatre/ Laura Pels Theatre.

Kevin Earley and Jill Paice in the booth. Photo Credit: Jill Paice, 2011

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‘Death Takes a Holiday’ will record cast album

Posted on: August 5th, 2011 by Bradley Sanchez


You've asked for it and it's coming your way! We are very proud to announce that Death Takes a Holiday will be receiving a cast album. PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American Popular Song and recently recorded Roundabout's Sondheim on Sondheim, will record and release the original album. Cast and orchestra will assemble in a New York City studio on August 8th. PS Classics co-founder and album producer, Tommy Krasker, anticipates an early fall release.

This world premiere music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, whose work includes Nine and Titanic, and a book by the late Peter Stone (1776) and Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray).

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Pre-order the Death Takes a Holiday album

Matt Cavenaugh, Mara Davi, Max von Essen, Alexandra Socha, Rebecca Luker, Michael Siberry, Patricia Noonan, Simon Jones and Linda Balgord in 'Death Takes a Holiday'; Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2011

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