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.
Death Takes a Holiday will play a limited engagement through September 4, 2011.
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).
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.
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Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi