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Death Takes A Holiday

Q&A With Todd Haimes: Death Takes a Holiday

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 by Todd Haimes

 

This Spring, Roundabout will produce it's third show to be featured at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre for the 2010-2011 Season: Death Takes a Holiday.

Here is 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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