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Thursday, 09 June 2011 15:35

Roundabout's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Begins Previews Tomorrow, Jun 10


Four performances this week including Tony Sunday

Roundabout Theatre Company


The World Premiere New Musical


Book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Based on the dramatic play by Alberto Casella

Directed by Doug Hughes

Opening Night is July 21, 2011

Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Preview performances begin tomorrow evening for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Death Takes a Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics byMaury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes. The cast  features 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).

This weekend’s performance schedule is Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 2PM & 7:30PM and Sunday at 2PM.

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.

Death Takes a Holiday will begin performances on Friday, June 10, 2011 and open officially on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Death Takes a Holiday will play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011.

The creative team includesKevin Stites (Musical Direction & Supervision), Peter Pucci (Choreography), Derek McLane (Sets), Catherine Zuber (Costumes), Kenneth Posner (Lights), Jon Weston (Sound) and Tom Watson (Hair & Wigs).

In Death Takes a Holiday,it’s just after the first World War and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince (Ovenden), and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman (Paice), the mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.   Directed by Tony® winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), this soaring tale of love is adapted by Tony®-winning writers Peter Stone (1776) and Thomas Meehan (AnnieThe ProducersHairspray), and features lush, romantic songs by Tony® winner Maury Yeston (NineTitanic).


Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at or at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street).  Ticket prices range from $76-$86.  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.


Death Takes a Holiday will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.

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