Death Takes a Holiday (Musical)

Death Takes a Holiday (Musical)

by: Maury Yeston, Peter Stone, Thomas Meehan

by: Maury Yeston, Peter Stone, Thomas Meehan

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Death Takes a Holiday (Musical)

Death Takes a Holiday (Musical)

by: Maury Yeston, Peter Stone, Thomas Meehan

by: Maury Yeston, Peter Stone, Thomas Meehan

Overview

In Death Takes a Holiday, it's just after World War I and the loneliest of souls arrives at an Italian villa disguised as a handsome young Prince, and for the first time experiences the joys and heartbreaks of life. The show began as an Alberto Casella play from the 1920s that was made into a much-loved 1934 film starring Fredric March as Death, disguised as a debonair nobleman. The original film was remade in 1998 as Meet Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.

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Keywords

Death, Fairy Tales, Love

Details

  • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Stage & Screen), Period
  • Time Period: 1920s, 1910s / WWI
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a respected musicologist. In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic(which won five T ...

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Peter Stone

Peter Stone (1930-2003) was the first writer to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Emmy. With 15 Broadway productions to his credit, he received Tony Awards for his books to 1776, Woman of the Year, Death Takes a Holiday,The Will Rogers Folliesand Titanic(all four also winning the Tony for Best Musical). His other Broadwa ...

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Thomas Meehan

Thomas Meehan

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