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Death Becomes Her musical to run on Broadway

The show is based on the cult classic film

Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard – © Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman
Megan Hilty and Jennifer Simard – © Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

The new musical Death Becomes Her, now amid a world premiere engagement in Chicago, has set is Broadway debut.

The show will run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre beginning 23 October, with opening night set for 21 November.

Death Becomes Her on Broadway will star Megan Hilty, Jennifer Simard, Christopher Sieber, and Michelle Williams, who are all currently originating their roles in the debut run. Complete casting for the New York engagement will be announced in the coming months.

With a book by Marco Pennette and score by Julia Mattison and Noel Carey, Death Becomes Her is directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. Inspired by the film of the same title, it tells the story of two glamorous rivals battling for the affection of the same man, who are given the secret to eternal life, with macabre results.

Gattelli’s production is designed by Derek McLane (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Justin Townsend (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), Rob Lake (illusions), Charles LaPointe (hair and wigs), and Joe Delude II (makeup). Fight direction is by Thomas Schall. Music supervision is by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. The music team includes Doug Besterman (orchestrations), Sam Daviss (dance arrangements), and Ben Cohn (music direction).

In Chicago, Death Becomes Her runs until 2 June at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.